Behavioral Health Department

The Behavioral Health Department oversees the administration of the Care1st behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorders) benefit for our members. Care1st utilizes our Managed Behavioral Health Organization, Beacon Health Strategies, to administer most of these benefits. Medi-Cal coverage for Behavioral Health Therapy (BHT) for the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is administered directly by our BHT Team utilizing our own network of BHT providers.

The Behavioral Health Department works closely with other Care1st departments including Utilization Management and Quality Improvement to ensure integration and coordination of care with the physical health needs of our members, as well as to provide quality services that comply with NCQA standards and all federal and state regulations.



Behavioral Health: behavioralhealth@care1st.com

BHT Team: bhtprogram@care1st.com