Effective September 1, 2013, Health First Health Plans will partner with Magellan Behavioral Health (Magellan)* to provide mental health and substance abuse services for our members. Circles of Care will no longer manage these services for us. Your 2013 covered benefits, including any cost share amounts, will not change.
Magellan is a leader in behavioral health care with services that help individuals and families to recover, improve their overall health, and achieve wellness. With a nationwide network of more than 70,000 providers, they connect members with the right care when it is needed most. Magellan provides care for both inpatient and outpatient services and also provides crisis intervention at any time day or night.
You can find providers on Magellan's web site. Registration is not required to search for providers. To get started, simply enter Magellan's toll-free exclusive phone number for Health First Health Plans members (800-424-4347) and follow the instructions. Then click "skip registration" when asked to create a user name and password.
*Magellan Behavioral Health, Inc. a subsidiary of Magellan Health Services, Inc. Health First is contracted with Magellan to provide behavioral health management services to our members.