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Specialized mental and behavioral health services are provided under a single program available to employees enrolled in the state’s medical plan. This program is administered by Optum Behavioral Solutions, also known as United Behavioral Health (UBH) Optum provides 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week phone assessment and referral services for a variety of behavioral health issues, such as:

  • Alcohol;
  • Anger management;
  • Anxiety;
  • chemical dependency;
  • Compulsive disorders;
  • Depression;
  • Marital and family issues;
  • Serious mental illnesses; and
  • Stress.

Also, the following services are available to members with a medical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Clinical Therapeutic Intervention administered by or under the supervision of a qualified/approved provider, in accordance with an approved applied behavioral analysis (ABA) treatment plan, for up to 20 hours per week.
  • Mental and behavioral outpatient services performed by a psychologist, psychiatrist, physician or board-certified behavior analyst who is licensed/qualified/approved provider for consultation/assessment/development/oversight of treatment plans.
  • ABA services must be pre-certified. Treatment that is not pre-certified may result in no coverage.
  • ABA services are limited to 20 hours per week, including services provided for a consultation/assessment/development/oversight of ABA treatment plans.
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Department of Administrative Services
30 East Broad Street, 27th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-466-8857 Local
800-409-1205 Toll Free

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