How to Use Medicaid for Psychiatry Services in Colorado Springs

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Introduction

 Accessing mental health care is crucial for maintaining overall well-being.

For residents of Colorado Springs, using Medicaid (Health First Colorado) can make psychiatric services more affordable.

This guide will help you understand how to use your Medicaid benefits at Overcomers Counseling to receive quality care for various mental health issues, including depression and anxiety.

If you are ready, you can check the availability and schedule a meeting with a Colorado Springs Psychiatrist who takes Medicaid.


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Steps to Use Medicaid for Psychiatry Services

Step 1 - Verify Coverage

Ensure that your Medicaid plan covers psychiatric services.

Overcomers Counseling accepts Health First Colorado, meaning they are in the network, which simplifies the process for new patients seeking mental health care.


Step 2 - Schedule an Appointment

Contact Overcomers Counseling to schedule your first session.

Mention that you are a Medicaid member to confirm that your plan is accepted.

You can reach out via their website or call their office directly.


Step 3 - Prepare for Your Appointment

Bring your Medicaid card and any relevant medical records to your appointment.

This helps the psychiatrist get a comprehensive understanding of your health history.

Be prepared to discuss your symptoms, medical history, and any medications you are currently taking.


Step 4 - Initial Assessment

During your first session, the psychiatrist will conduct a thorough evaluation.

This may include discussing your mental health issues, performing psychological exams, and reviewing your medical history.

They will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.


Step 5 - Medication Management

If medication is part of your treatment plan, your psychiatrist will prescribe medications and provide instructions on how to take them.

Regular follow-up appointments will help monitor the effectiveness of the medication and make any necessary adjustments.


Step 6 - Ongoing Therapy and Support

Consistent therapy sessions are essential for managing mental health conditions.

Overcomers Counseling offers various behavioral health services to support your unique journey.

This may include individual therapy, group therapy, and other specialized programs. 



Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities

As a Medicaid member, you have specific rights and responsibilities that ensure you receive the best possible care. Some of your rights include:

  • Receiving clear information about your coverage, plans, benefits, and services.

  • Being treated with respect and consideration for your privacy and dignity.

  • Being involved in all decisions about your health care.

  • Accessing quality health care services in a timely and coordinated way.

  • Being free from discrimination based on race, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, creed, political beliefs, disability, or health status.

You also have responsibilities such as the following.

  • Understanding your rights and following Health First Colorado's handbook.

  • Choosing a primary care provider and informing Health First Colorado of any changes in your personal information.

  • Paying for services not covered by Medicaid.

  • Reporting suspected member or provider fraud.

For a complete list of rights and responsibilities, visit Medicaid Members' Rights and Responsibilities


Benefits of Using Medicaid at Overcomers Counseling

By using Medicaid, you can access quality psychiatric care without significant financial strain. Overcomers Counseling provides comprehensive services, including therapy and medication management, ensuring you receive well-rounded care.

New Clients Welcome

Overcomers Counseling is accepting new clients, making it easier for you to start your mental health care journey.

Their team of select psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners is dedicated to providing the best care for Medicaid members. 



Behavioral Health Services and Specialities

The following list of specialties is not exhaustive. For a full overview of our individual therapy, relationship services, and psychiatry services, please visit our service pages.


ADHD

Providers at Overcomers Counseling offer effective treatment plans for managing ADHD symptoms in both children and adults. 

These plans often include medications, behavioral therapy, and support strategies to improve focus and reduce impulsivity.


Anger Management

Therapists help clients develop coping mechanisms to manage anger effectively, reducing negative impacts on personal and professional life.


Antisocial Personality Disorder

Specialized therapy sessions are available to address the challenges associated with antisocial personality disorder, promoting healthier relationships and behaviors.


Anxiety

Clients receive tailored treatments to alleviate anxiety symptoms, incorporating both medication and therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).


Behavioral Issues

Therapists work with clients to identify the root causes of behavioral issues and implement strategies to modify disruptive behaviors.


Bipolar Disorder

Comprehensive treatment plans, including medication management and therapy, are designed to stabilize mood fluctuations and enhance overall well-being.


Chronic Illness and Chronic Impulsivity

Support and therapy are provided to help clients manage the psychological impact of chronic illnesses and impulsivity, improving their quality of life.


Depression

Effective treatments for depression are available, combining medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes to alleviate symptoms.


Developmental Disorders

Therapists offer specialized support for developmental disorders, helping clients achieve better functional outcomes.


Dissociative Disorders

Treatment plans for dissociative disorders focus on integrating fragmented identities and improving daily functioning.


Dual Diagnosis

For clients dealing with both mental health and substance abuse issues, integrated treatment plans address both sets of challenges simultaneously.


Emotional Disturbance

Therapists provide targeted interventions to help clients manage and overcome emotional disturbances.


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Evidence-based therapies such as CBT are used to help clients manage obsessive-compulsive behaviors and thoughts.


Stress and Trauma/PTSD Therapy

Specialized trauma therapies, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), are offered to help clients process and move past traumatic experiences.


Psychotic Disorders

Comprehensive care is provided for psychotic disorders, including medication management and supportive therapies to improve daily functioning. 


Therapy Approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is used to help clients identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors, providing effective treatment for a variety of mental health conditions.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT focuses on teaching clients skills for emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a specialized therapy for processing trauma and reducing the distress associated with traumatic memories. 


Accessibility and Insurance

Overcomers Counseling accepts Medicaid (Health First Colorado) and works with various other insurance, making mental health care accessible for more people.

The cost of services can vary, but Medicaid helps cover many of the expenses associated with psychiatric care and therapy.


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Complete this questionnaire to discover service providers that match your requirements! No need to provide contact information.


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Conclusion

Using Medicaid for psychiatry services at Overcomers Counseling in Colorado Springs ensures you receive quality care for your mental health needs.

If you work to continue understanding your rights and responsibilities, verifying your coverage, and following the steps outlined above, you can effectively use your Medicaid benefits to improve your mental well-being.

Don't hesitate to reach out to Overcomers Counseling and take the first step towards better mental health today. 


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