The first step is to know your child’s health insurance coverage. Your child may have:
To begin with a commercial insurance, look on the insurance card for the number for behavioral health services to find providers that accept/are in network with this plan.
A child could be eligible for Pennsylvania Medicaid even with a commercial insurance. A child could be eligible based on a “disability” and parent income is not considered when determining eligibility. For more information and application for Pennsylvania Medicaid go to: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/Public/CMPHome
If a child has Pennsylvania Medicaid, the behavioral health services are managed by Magellan Health Services. Some commercial insurances may also have the behavioral health services managed by a company called Magellan (referred to as private or commercial), but it is a different company from Medicaid Magellan (referred to as public).
If you are interested in applying for Medical Assistance, please click here.