Mental health services
The Health Care Authority (HCA) provides funding and oversight for mental health services for people enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid).
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In Washington, the name of Medicaid is Washington Apple Health.
To apply for Apple Health coverage, visit Washington Healthplanfinder.
If you are currently an Apple Health client and are seeking mental health services, you have coverage. Contact your managed care plan (or contact the Health Care Authority (HCA) if you have not enrolled in managed care).
If you live in one of the following areas that has not implemented integrated managed care:
- Great Rivers (Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties)
- Salish (Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap counties)
- Thurston-Mason (Mason and Thurston counties)
Your BHO will administer behavioral health services. Contact the BHO that serves the county that you live in.
We support the following types of mental health services:
- Crisis — acute/inpatient mental health care
- Services for American Indians/Alaska Natives
- State psychiatric hospitals
- Services for children
- Peer support
For complete details about Apple Health mental health services, download the Behavioral Health Benefits book.
Learn more about:
- Client rights
- Disaster outreach
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
- Filing a petition to detain a family member (Joel's Law)
- How to get treatment if you have Apple Health (Medicaid)
- Mental health advance directives
- Mental health for older adults
- Ombudsman services
- Signs of a mental health condition