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Behavioral Health

First Choice covers behavioral health services

First Choice 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).
  • Services rendered in a general acute care hospital setting.
  • Services rendered in an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital (July 1, 2019).
  • Rehabilitative behavioral health services (RBHS).
  • Autism spectrum disorder services (ASD).
  • Psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) services.
  • Opioid treatment programs (OTP) services (July 1, 2019).

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

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