Our behavioral health and chemical dependency services

Provide members with the support they need to get through tough times.

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We provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders at any age and stage, as well as emotional disturbances in children. Some members have coverage for treatment of chemical dependency and other behavioral health conditions. 

Your patients can determine which services are covered by logging in to their Sharp Connect portal.

We support and adhere to the California Mental Health Parity Law. Please review our maternal mental health guide for more information.

Behavioral health benefits to make life better

We offer a broad range of benefits for San Diegans, including inpatient hospital services, partial hospital services, and outpatient services ordered and performed by participating behavioral health professionals.

Members have direct access to plan providers of behavioral health services without obtaining a referral from their primary care provider. However, covered behavioral health benefits must be obtained through plan providers.

Behavioral health prior authorization

Looking for behavioral health prior authorization guidance? It’s here.

Mental health

Do you have patients ready to schedule an appointment?

Have them contact a behavioral health provider today.


Download the provider directory

Patients can download a provider directory that lists all primary care physicians, specialists, hospitals, urgent care centers and pharmacies for their network.

The name of a patient's network can be found on the front of any Sharp Health Plan member ID card.