Behavioral Health

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First Choice covers behavioral health services

First ChoiceSM by Select Health of South Carolina covers inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitative behavioral health services (RBHS) provided by medical professionals, licensed independent providers, state agencies, and school districts. If you provide these services, contact your Select Health behavioral health account executives (PDF) to review your contract for possible updates and appropriate credentialing requirements.

The array of covered behavioral health services consist of the following:

  • Professional, inpatient, and outpatient facility charges.
  • Services provided by:
    • Licensed independent practitioners (LIPs).
    • Physicians and nurse practitioners.
    • School districts.
    • Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).
    • Rural health centers (RHCs).
  • School-based mental health services (July 1, 2022).
  • Services rendered in a general acute care hospital setting.
  • Services rendered in an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital.
  • Rehabilitative behavioral health services (RBHS).
  • Autism spectrum disorder services (ASD).
  • Psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) services.
  • Opioid treatment programs (OTP) services.
  • Department of Mental Health (DMH).
  • Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS).

For questions concerning authorizations, please call the Select Health Behavioral Health Utilization department at 1-866-341-8765.

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