Mental health and chemical dependency services

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

Sharp Health Plan provides coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders at any age and stage, as well as serious 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.


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

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. Call 1-877-257-7273 or visit  PCSD for information about resources available to Sharp Health Plan members.

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Learn more about managing the needs of your patients

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 several ways to earn continuing education credits and learn how to deliver better care to our community. View PCSD clinical services

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