Supporting Medicare Patients in California: Coverage for Behavioral Health Services


This fact sheet covers: (1) Behavioral health services covered by Medicare, including treatment for mental health conditions (e.g., depression or anxiety), significant mental health needs (e.g.,
schizophrenia or bipolar disorder), and substance use disorders (e.g., alcohol or
opioid dependence); (2) How to enroll as a Medicare provider and participate in Medicare; (3) How providers can help Medicare beneficiaries access care; and (4) 2024 changes in Medicare for behavioral health.


Date Updated: 01/19/2024

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