Peach State Health Plan values our members and their mental health & wellness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 1 in 5 Americans have a diagnosable mental illness. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide and suicidal behavior among youth and young adults is a major public health crisis. The National Council for Mental Wellbeing reports suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people 10-24 years of age in the United States (US), and rates have been rising for decades. When more people are equipped with the tools they need to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they need.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Peach State Health Plan provides integrated quality physical and behavioral health services to our members. Our integrated services strive to address the whole person and ensure our members have quality of life and better health outcomes. Peach State Health Plan’s approach to behavioral health treatment stems from a system of care perspective. We strive to support the children, youth, adults, and families we service by providing community based, culturally competent, evidenced based care in the least restrictive environment.
There are times when you may need to speak to a therapist, counselor, or doctor if you are having any of the following feelings or problems:
- Always feeling sad
- Not wanting to do the things that you used to enjoy
- Feeling worthless
- Having trouble sleeping
- Not feeling like eating
- Alcohol or drug misuse
- Parenting concerns
We cover many different types of behavioral health services that can help with issues you may be facing. You can call a behavioral health provider for an appointment. You can get help finding a behavioral health provider by:
- Calling Member Services at 1-800-704-1484
- Visiting our website at pshp.com
You do not need a referral from your PCP for mental health and substance misuse needs. After hours, you can also call our Nurse Advise Line at 1-800-704-1484 or our mental health crisis line at 1-877-655-3318. They are available 24/7, FREE and provide bilingual help.
Members can also enroll in case management to get help with care and community support groups like special groups for pregnant woman and parents. If you are thinking about hurting yourself or someone else, call 911. You can also go to the nearest emergency room even if it is out of our service area. Once you are in a safe place, call your PCP if you can. Follow up with your mental health or substance use disorder provider within 24-48 hours. If you get emergency care outside of the service area, we will make plans to transfer you to a hospital or provider that is in our plan’s network once you are stable.
Peach State Health Plan can help members with their mental health treatment. We also help with drug and alcohol misuse. Peach State Health Plan can help members get treatment in many ways. This is how we can help:
- We will refer the member to a doctor. Members can also attend a community support group. There are special groups for pregnant women and parents.
- Members will have a case manager to help with care.
- After hours, you can also call the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-704-1484. The Nurse Advice Line is a FREE 24/7 bilingual help line.
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External Resource Links
- 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP Georgia)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Georgia)
- Mental Health America (MHA of Georgia)
- The Trevor Project (LGBTQIA+)
- Postpartum Support International (PSI) Georgia
- Mental Health First Aid
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence
- The Still Standing Alliance
- Silence the Shame
- Postpartum Support International- Georgia (PSI)
- Veterans Crisis Line
My Health Pays® Rewards Program
Get rewarded for focusing on your health!
Behavioral health is just as important as physical health. The My Health Pays® incentive program rewards you for completing healthy behavioral health activities. For example, you can be rewarded for following up with a qualified professional within seven (7) days after being discharged from a hospital or emergency department for behavioral health.
If you have a chronic condition and you are taking antipsychotic medications, you can be rewarded for completing metabolic testing at your doctor’s office. You can also be rewarded by completing metabolic testing at one of our in-network labs (LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics).
Earn rewards when you complete healthy activities like a yearly wellness exam, annual screenings, tests, and other ways to protect your health. To see the full list of healthy activities that are eligible for rewards, please visit My Health Pays Rewards Programs.