Behavioral Health Home & Community-Based Services
What are Behavioral Health Home- and Community-Based Services (BH HCBS)?
As a member of SelectHealth from VNSNY CHOICE, you may be eligible for additional benefits that cover your physical, social, and behavioral care — including treatment for mental health and substance use. These services are called behavioral health home- and community-based services. Covered benefits include:
- Community psychiatric support and care
- Family support and training
- Help going back to school
- Assistance finding a job
- Help finding housing and living independently
- Short-term crisis housing (3 – 5 days)
What is HARP?
HARP stands for Health And Recovery Plan. It's a separate Medicaid Managed Care health plan that coordinates and pays for physical health care, mental health and substance use treatment. HARPs arrange for access to a benefit package of HCBS for eligible members.
If you are eligible, your SelectHealth plan offers all of the covered benefits of a HARP. There's no need to enroll in another plan to receive these services!
How do I know if I'm eligible?
New York State determines if you are eligible to receive these services. If you received a letter saying that you are HARP-designated or have H code status, you can sign up to begin receiving services right away. Not sure? Call SelectHealth Member Services at 1-866-469-7774 and we'll check for you.
For more information on these services:
- Watch this video from the NYS Office of Mental Health
- Read this BH HBCS brochure from the NYS Office of Mental Health
Last updated 3/17/2020