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MassHealth COVID-19 Guidance for Behavioral Health Providers

This page provides MassHealth Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) guidance and information from MassHealth specific to behavioral health providers.

During the COVID-19 emergency, access to behavioral health care is vital. Behavioral health providers can access specific guidance, including the following information about telehealth services below.

For MassHealth COVID-19 guidance and information covering all MassHealth providers, please see MassHealth COVID-19 Guidance for All Providers. You may also find it helpful to review DPH’s COVID-19 guidance for health care professionals.

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  • Mental Health Center Bulletin 35: Preventive Behavioral Health Services for Members Younger Than 21. To address and mitigate the negative impacts of the pandemic on children and adolescents, and to further healthy developmental outcomes for MassHealth-enrolled youth, mental health centers (MHCs) participating in MassHealth may provide medically necessary preventive behavioral health services for members from birth until age 21 PDF | Word


  • Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Providers PDF | Word
  • Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) Provider Frequently Asked Questions PDF l Word
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis Provider Frequently Asked Questions PDF | Word
  • Additional Resources for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Providers​ PDF | Word
  • COVID-19 Inpatient Psychiatric Facility DMH Guidelines, Support, and MassHealth Investment ​PDF | Word

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