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Insurance coverage, financial assistance programs, condition, age specific expertise and geographical considerations are important in selecting a mental health provider. Some clinics offer sliding-scale fees based on ability to pay.
The federal Mental Health Parity Law will require that health plans offered by employers with more than 50 workers will have to treat mental health benefits the same way they handle coverage for physical health care. For example, if a company health plan offers 30 days of inpatient coverage for cardiac care, then it must offer 30 days of inpatient coverage for a mental health diagnosis. Also, if a plan offers out-of-network coverage for physical health care, it must do the same for mental health care. The law also ensures that substance abuse treatment is covered. The law will eliminate the discriminatory copayments, deductibles and other restrictions that had been used to reduce coverage for mental illness. It will prohibit health plans from setting limits on number of visits or hospital days for mental health problems that are different from any such limitations on treatment for medical problems.
Children and adults with developmental disabilities may also have mental health needs requiring intensive behavioral supports. Contact your local Ohio County Board of Developmental Disabilities to see if you qualify for services.
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities is also looking into establishing a limited number of New Futures Waivers to specifically target:
Ohio Mental Illness Developmental Disabilities Coordinating Center of Excellence (MIDD CCE) helps communities build their knowledge and resources to serve individuals with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and developmental disabilities. The center, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, will help coordinate regional resources for dual diagnosis assessment, trainings and grant funding.
Screening tools are available online free of charge to assist parents and professionals in assessing mental health issues. However, concerns should always be discussed with your healthcare provider. A mental health diagnosis is made only after consultation with a qualified professional.
PsychCentral.com provides information on chat rooms and online support groups in all areas of mental health.
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