Behavioral Health Services
Group Health Behavioral Health Services (BHS) pre-authorizes and coordinates non-emergency mental health and chemical dependency care. You do not need a referral from your primary care provider to obtain behavioral health care, but you may be required to obtain pre-authorization from BHS before meeting with a mental health or chemical dependency provider.
Behavioral health coverage and prior authorization requirements vary by health plan. Check your coverage documents or contact Customer Service for more information. All patient information is confidential as required by law.
Types of Care
Group Health's Behavioral Health Services provides the following types of behavioral health care:
Service levels include:
Our staff and contracted behavioral health providers include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction and chemical-dependency counselors, and nurses.
Group Health has mental health and chemical dependency services available at the following locations:
We also contract with behavioral health practitioners in the community. Use the Provider Directory to find a practitioner covered by your health plan. Again, prior authorization may be required, so please check your coverage documents or contact Customer Service if you have questions about coverage.
Appointments and Contact Information
To begin or continue behavioral health care, or for emergency or after-hours care, see the contact information for your region in the table below.
When you call for a first-time appointment, a licensed behavioral health professional will assist you in finding a provider who will best meet your needs.
In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911. See Emergency and Urgent Care for more information.