Mental health and chemical dependency services

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

Sharp Health Plan covers mental illness diagnosis and treatment at any age and stage, as well as serious emotional disturbances in children. Some members also have coverage for treatment of chemical dependency. We partner with Psychiatric Centers at San Diego (PCSD), one of the largest and oldest private behavioral health groups in San Diego, to help members cope with and recover from behavioral health problems. Learn more about how we help you be there for your patients when they need you most.


Mental health benefits to make life better

Sharp Health Plan offers a broad range of benefits for San Diegans, including inpatient hospital services, partial hospital services, and outpatient services ordered and performed by participating mental health professionals. Members may also have coverage for other behavioral health conditions. To help them determine which services are covered refer members to their Sharp Health Plan online account for more information.

Do you have patients ready to schedule an appointment? Have them contact PCSD today.

Get in touch with PCSD to find out.

Our partner in behavioral health

Psychiatric Centers at San Diego is a group of more than 35 psychiatrists, 65 therapists, and 8 nurse practitioners whose sole job is to diagnose and treat behavioral health conditions. Call 1.877.257.7273 or visit their website for information about resources available to Sharp Health Plan members.


No doctor referral needed

Members don’t need a referral from their primary care doctor to receive mental health services. However, only services offered through Sharp Health Plan providers will be covered. If there's a continuity of care issue, contact PCSD.


Ongoing education for mental health professionals

PCSD has developed an intensive, ongoing educational program to help practicing clinicians stay on the cutting edge of psychiatry. With their Annual Educational Conference, Case Consultation Group, and more, there are plenty of ways to earn CE credits while learning how to deliver even better care to our community.


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