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Become a behavioral health provider

Apple Health (Medicaid) behavioral health fee-for-service (FFS) program

To provide lower-level outpatient mental health and drug and alcohol treatment services

Visit our provider enrollment webpages or call 1-800-562-3022 (ext. 16137) to enroll as an Apple Health provider.

To provide all other mental health services

Only DOH licensed and certified providers are eligible to apply to be an Apple Health behavioral health FFS provider. You do not need to be a behavioral health organization (BHO) provider to be a FFS provider, but you must be affiliated with a community mental health agency (CMHA). 

How do I enroll?

To continue to provide services and receive reimbursement for your current Apple Health AI/AN clients, or if you are interested in participating as an FFS provider:

  1. Email FFSQuestions@hca.wa.gov indicating your interest.
  2. We will provide you with more information and technical assistance to help you become an Apple Health behavioral health FFS provider. This will include:
    1. Enrolling with HCA as a billing provider, including signing the Core Provider Agreement.
    2. Ensuring the DOH Agency Licensing and Certification System (ALCS) database lists the most current administrator.
    3. Registering with HCA's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) through the Provider Entry Portal (PEP). Providers will submit client data for these clients to the Behavioral Health Data Store (BHDS) through this portal.

Apple Health managed care program

To provide care for a client enrolled in managed care, providers are required to contract with the client’s health plan. Contact our contracted health plans.