You do a lot for others. And, sometimes that can feel like a lot, too. Seeing a mental health provider can be a great way to get the support everyone needs at some time or other.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of seeing a mental health care provider:
|Your mental health care is covered.
You will not have a copay unless you see a provider who does not work with CHPW or your region’s Behavioral Health – Administrative Services Organization (BH-ASO). You have the right to choose a qualified provider for your mental health or substance use care. CHPW supports many different types of behavioral health services to ensure that providers can deliver the best care for your needs. Talk with your provider to find out which service might be best for you:
|You don’t need a referral to see a mental health provider.
As a Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) member, you don’t need a referral to see a Mental Health Provider. That means you can pick any in-network provider who you think is a good fit. Primary care providers can support your mental health too. Community Health Centers and many of our primary care providers have mental health specialists in the clinic so they can help support your mental health needs as well as your physical health needs.
|We can help you schedule your appointment.
If you’re having trouble getting in to see a provider for any reason, please contact CHPW at 1-800-440-1561 (TTY Relay: Dial 711). We can help you find a Mental Health Provider.
We can also offer case management.
|Case managers can help you manage your mental health needs.
Case management is covered for every CHPW member. Our case managers can help you schedule and keep appointments, manage medication, and more. Learn about case managers.
|You can get help right now.
If you’re not ready to find a dedicated provider, but you know you need help, that’s okay. These emergency and medical advice help lines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Nurse Advice Link: 1-866-418-2920
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Washington Recovery Helpline: 1-866-789-1511
Local Crisis Helplines
These hotlines are totally confidential. You can call even if you’re not sure whether your situation is an emergency, or if you’re concerned about a loved one.
Washington Listens Helpline
Washington Listens is a new program to support anyone in Washington experiencing stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is composed of regional partners across the state who operate teams of support specialists to help people deal with this uncertain and difficult time. Call 1-833-681-0211 toll-free from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or access online.
Want more information about mental health?
Learn more about treatment options for your mental, emotional, and behavioral health through CHPW. Get resources for you and your family, and find organizations in Washington that advocate for better mental health care.