BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS (BHCA)
On July 1, 2019, many Massachusetts private health insurance plans began paying for certain Behavioral Health services for Children and Adolescents (BHCA). Additional BHCA services will begin on July 1, 2020 (Additional Services). You will need to check with your insurance plan or your employer’s human resources department to find out if your health insurance will cover these important services. The contact information for your insurance plan is on your health insurance card.
Below is the Required Benefits for Behavioral Health Care and Adolescent Services FAQ, as well as links to PDF versions and templates to add your organization's branding.
FINDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
MSPCC provides mental health services for children across Massachusetts
PAYING FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Health Care For All Helpline is available to answer questions about health coverage in Massachusetts. Call 1-800-272-4232.
Health Law Advocates provides pro bono legal representation to low-income residents experiencing difficulty accessing or paying for needed medical services.
Office of Patient Protection can help you navigate the managed care requirements of your health insurer and appeal if your health insurer has denied a claim or access to services.
Office of the Child Advocate will listen to problems you encounter with accessing services and identify resourcesd and strategies that can help.