Comforting resources during tough times

Get the behavioral health support needed to cope and recover.

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Behavioral health problems impact your thinking, mood, and behavior, as well as those around you. They can appear in little ways such as losing sleep for a few weeks or as significant signs like feeling totally hopeless for long periods of time.

No matter how big or small, if you or a loved one is experiencing behavioral health problems, we’re here to help. Sharp Health Plan covers mental illness diagnosis and treatment for children and adults at any age and stage, as well as emotional disturbances in children.

Your behavioral health coverage

We believe behavioral health is just as important as physical health. And we cover both — equally.

Need help now?

If you or someone you know needs emergency medical care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Help hotlines

In addition to the resources listed above, the following hotlines are available to talk over a problem, find information, or get advice.

Tips and resources

When anxiety makes life hard to live, then it's a problem. Watch this video from PsychHub and learn about the first steps to cope with anxiety.

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Mental health

Log in to your account to see plan coverage details

Sharp Health Plan gives you access to the very best care during challenging times. Coverage varies depending on the health insurance plan you are signed up for. Log in to your account to get details on your covered care.


What does your plan cover?

As a Sharp Health Plan Member, you’ll have access to great resources like:

  • Behavioral health care services for all ages
  • Inpatient hospital services
  • Partial hospital
  • Outpatient services
  • Access to Sharp Health Plan providers without requiring a referral from your primary care physician

For more information about your benefits, call our Customer Care team at 1-858-499-8300 or toll free at 1-800-359-2002.

An important note

  • Coverage is obtained through plan providers. Any out-of-network service is not covered and you will be responsible for the charges.
  • Behavioral health services will not be approved, denied or modified based solely on the type of admission (voluntary or involuntary) or method of transportation to a health facility.

No doctor referral needed

You don’t need a referral from your primary care doctor to get access to behavioral health services. However, only services offered through plan providers will be covered. So the best way to ensure coverage is to find a doctor in your network before taking the next step.

Find a provider

How to spot the signs

Behavioral health problems appear in a variety of ways. For some people, you might see big changes in their behavior and mood. For others, you might not notice any difference, even though they’re struggling inside. It’s Up to Us® offers tons of information about what to look for and how to get help for yourself or those around you who may be going through a difficult time.

Learn what to look for