Medicaid Behavioral Health Services

The Medicaid Managed Care service system includes several behavioral health services, such as Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs). HARPs provide a variety of services for adults 21 and older who have serious mental illness and substance use disorders.

HARP Care Management

If you are a HARP beneficiary, you can access providers who specialize in behavioral health care.
You can also receive care coordination if you have one of the following conditions:

  • A serious mental illness
  • Two or more chronic physical health conditions
  • HIV/AIDS

People with substance use disorders also must have another chronic condition in order to qualify for this service.

Health Home Care Managers can help beneficiaries with a range of services such as:

  • Finding a provider
  • Finding housing
  • Accessing public benefits
  • Accessing transportation for needed services

HARP Home and Community Based Services

Those enrolled in HARP may also be eligible to receive additional, specialized services called Home and Community Based Services. These services can give beneficiaries the support that they need to live independently in their community. These additional services include:

  • Training in financial and social skills
  • In-home care
  • Peer support

Regional Planning Consortium Meetings

The City receives feedback on these services through the Regional Planning Consortium. The group holds regular meetings and occasional public events to discuss issues raised by providers and community members.

To join an open group or send feedback about Medicaid Managed Care, email nycrpc@health.nyc.gov.

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