As the Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization (BH-ASO) for Washington, Carelon Behavioral Health is responsible for behavioral health crisis services for all individuals, regardless of their insurance status or income level, in three regions:
- Southwest Washington (April 2016): Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat Counties
- North Central Washington (January 2018): Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties
- Pierce County Washington (January 2019): Pierce County
Carelon Behavioral Health is also responsible for additional non-crisis services for low-income individuals who lack insurance coverage. The BH-ASO structure is part of the Washington Health Care Authority’s Fully Integrated Managed Care (FIMC) model, which seeks to bring whole-person, integrated care to Washington’s Medicaid population (Apple Health).
Apple Health clients receive all physical health, mental health, and substance use disorder services within the Apple Health program.
Read more about Carelon Behavioral Health’s role as the regional Behavioral Health ASO.