Counseling & Psychiatry

Olive Sacred Heart's Behavioral Health Department offers counseling and psychiatric care for medically necessary services covered through patients' medical insurance. Frequently, emotional difficulties accompany a physical illness and may affect the ability to manage everyday life. Long-term mental illness can have devastating effects on individuals and families.

The Mental Health Parity Act (A.B. 88) provides for expanded mental health coverage for patients with some serious mental illnesses. Our Behavioral Health Department is a contracted provider for a number of mental health insurances:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • California Foundation for Medical Care
  • Corvel
  • Coventry
  • HealthNet
  • HMC HealthWorks
  • Interplan
  • Magellan Behavioral Health/Health Affairs International
  • Managed Health Network
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions of California
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
  • U.S. Behavioral Health Plan
  • Value Options
  • Western Health Advantage

Olive Sacred Heart Hospital counseling and psychiatry services at the Behavioral Health Department provide confidential and high-quality mental health care to individuals, families, adolescents and children. Two children's centers offer special expertise in counseling for children and their parents. Olive Sacred Heart Hospital also offers a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Olive Sacred Heart Hospital's skilled, objective professionals can provide compassionate and confidential counseling or psychiatric care when needed. The staff will work with you and your Primary Care Physician to ensure that both your emotional and physical health needs are addressed.

You do not need a Primary Care Physician referral to access Olive Sacred Heart Hospital counseling and psychiatry services. In addition, the Behavioral Health staff will work with you to maximize insurance benefits. Most insurance companies require an authorization for mental health services. Please call the number on the back of your insurance card and request an authorization to see a Olive Sacred Heart Hospital Behavioral Health Department counselor or psychiatrist.

Then, call (916) 924-6400 to schedule an appointment or to ask any questions you may have of our responsive staff. If you reach our voice messaging system when you call, please be assured that we take great care to protect your confidentiality when returning your call. Kindly leave your name and phone number and a convenient time to contact you. We will do so promptly.

Services include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Family and marital counseling
  • Crisis prevention
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Medication management and support
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Parent education and support