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We’re here to help you live your best life.

We believe your mental health is just as important as your physical health. That’s why we make it easy for you to access behavioral health care. With no referral necessary, over 250 behavioral health providers in your network for you to choose from, and video visits, you’ll receive the support you need when you need it.

Choose the resource that works best for you.

Video visits are available at most in-network providers.

Psychiatric Centers at San Diego

Psychiatric Centers at San Diego (PCSD) has practiced in San Diego County since 1972, and is a group of psychiatrists, therapists and nurse practitioners who provide care in all clinical settings in order to provide services tailored to members’ needs.

PCSD provides a wide range of services in child and adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychiatry and psychotherapy. PCSD offers a large variety of areas of expertise and treatment modalities which allows them to provide comprehensive care to their patients. PCSD offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS Therapy) services in three of their nine conveniently located offices throughout the county.

PCSD offers after-hours and urgent care call services to their patients, and have on-call coverage 24/7. Call PCSD toll-free at 1-877-257-7273.

LifeStance Health

LifeStance Health (formerly PsyCare) is a comprehensive outpatient behavioral health group practice with child, adolescent and adult psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and over 125 therapists, which include PhDs, LCSWs, and MFTs. They all treat a broad range of individual, couple and family issues and psychiatric disorders.

After-hours call services available for existing patients Monday to Friday, 5 pm to 8:30 am, and all day on weekends. Urgent care call services available for existing patients during regular business hours and after-hours.

You can call LifeStance Health at 1-858-279-1223.

Independent providers

Our behavioral health network includes independent providers with varying specialties such as child, adult, and geriatric psychiatry, marriage and family therapy, and addiction psychiatry. To obtain routine, after-hours, urgent or emergency mental health services, our providers are available to help.

No need for a referral

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 (unless approved by Sharp Health Plan).

What does your plan cover?

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

  • Behavioral health care services for all ages
  • Inpatient hospital services
  • Outpatient hospital services
  • Outpatient therapy
  • Autism services
  • Video visits

You can log in to Sharp Connect to download your member handbook and find more information about your benefits.

What you should know

  • We’ve built affordable mental health benefits into every plan we offer. Learn more about mental health parity.
  • Coverage is obtained through plan providers. Out-of-network service is not covered unless approved by Sharp Health Plan because needed services are not available in-network.
  • 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.

Covered behavioral health services

  • Alcohol & other drug abuse (AODA) counselor
  • Alcohol/chemical dependency
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) therapy
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker - adult, child/adolescent, geriatric
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) - adult, child/adolescent, geriatric
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage and family therapist - adult, child/adolescent, geriatric
  • Nurse practitioner, psych./mental health - adult, child/adolescent, geriatric
  • Pediatric neuropsychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry, addiction
  • Psychiatry - adult, child/adolescent, geriatric
  • Psychological assistant
  • Psychologist
  • Psychologist - adult, child/adolescent, geriatric
  • PTSD, combat-related and non-combat-related
  • Qualified autism service paraprofessional - adult, child/adolescent
  • Qualified autism service professional - adult, child/adolescent
  • Qualified autism service provider - adult
  • Transgender/gender
  • Trauma recovery

Having an emergency?

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

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.

The It’s Up to Us® website offers 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.

Help hotlines

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

Need community resources?

2-1-1 San Diego can help. Visit their website or call 2-1-1 to learn more.

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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