Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

L.A. Care Transitioning to New Behavioral Health Vendor!

Mental Health Quick Reference Guide

For Medi-Cal Patients:

Specialized mental health services are provided through the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH). Services from LACDMH can be provided with or without a referral.

LACDMH may be reached toll-free at 1-800-854-7771.

L.A. Care will coordinate and cover laboratory, radiological and radioisotope services needed for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of a mental health condition.


Specialty Mental Health Services for Medi-Cal Managed Care Patients:

For Healthy Kids, PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Plan, and L.A. Care Health Plan Medicare Advantage HMO SNP Patients:

1-877-344-2858 for Healthy Kids and PASC-SEIU Plan (Referral)

1-877-344-2862 for Medicare Advantage HMO SNP (Referral)


Special Note:

Care for members determined to have a serious emotional disturbance (SED) condition will be provided by the county mental health department. The member will remain enrolled in L.A. Care and will continue to receive medical care from plan providers for services not related to the SED condition.

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