Behavioral health

Integrated health care

Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) facilitates integrated physical and behavioral health services as a vital part of health care. Our mission is to address the physical and behavioral health care of members by offering a wide range of targeted interventions, education and enhanced access to care to ensure improved outcomes and quality of life for members. 

We work collaboratively with hospitals, group practices, independent behavioral health care providers, community, government agencies, human service districts and other resources. This enables Anthem to successfully meet the needs of members with mental health and substance use disorders as well as those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Behavioral health providers can be accessed directly by Anthem members. Members do not have to contact Anthem for a referral. 

Note: Please call the Behavioral Health Utilization Management department for Medi-Cal Managed Care (Medi-Cal) at 1-888-831-2246 for questions regarding authorization for applied behavioral analysis (ABA).


Training opportunities for behavioral health providers

Sign up with Psych Hub , our new training partner for our behavioral health providers. You’ll gain access to Psych Hub’s catalog of educational podcasts, videos, and other accredited content. You’ll also gain the opportunity to receive free continuing education units, a requirement for most professional licenses. Numerous self-paced courses in evidence-based interventions are ready for you. Build your Psych Hub dashboard today .

Provider tools & resources

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