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Mental Health and Substance Abuse


Upon enrollment in any of the medical plans, employees are automatically enrolled for mental health/substance abuse benefits.  Employees enrolled in the PPO or POS medical plans will receive mental health/substance abuse benefits through the State's stand-alone program from APS Healthcare, Inc.   This is a network of licensed mental health care providers (State and private practitioners).  APS operates on a 24-hour/7 day a week schedule.  To utilize the benefits you need only call the toll-free number in the State Health Benefits booklet.

Employees enrolled in the EPO plans must go through their Primary Care Physician for referral to the mental health network of their particular EPO.   No enrollment forms are required.