Find Help for Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol if You’re on Kentucky's Medicaid Program or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
If you're part of Kentucky's Medicaid program, you need to contact your Managed Care Organization (MCO) for information and help getting services for mental health, drug, or alcohol issues. You can check your health plan card for a number to call for help to find a provider.
The Kentucky Health and Family Services has a list of mental health, drug, alcohol programs across the state that provide free or low-cost services. Not all of them will accept Medicaid, so make sure to ask about coverage and costs. You can search by provider name or location.
You can also use the Kentucky Medicaid provider directory to find health care.
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If you have concerns about getting to an appointment, your state’s Medicaid program may offer help with transportation (PDF | 1 MB).
You can also:
- Ask your doctor, social worker, loved ones, or a trusted friend, if they know any health care professionals or programs.
- Call the phone number on the back of your insurance card. Many will list a number for mental health and substance use (sometimes called behavioral health) or a nurse line. You can ask them for help finding and getting services.
- Use the SAMHSA search for health care professionals and programs or call 1-800-662-4357 any time day or night. The call line has people who can speak with you in English or Spanish.
- Find a health center that provides free or low-cost care.
- If you have a job, ask your employer’s human resources department if they have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). An EAP is a free and confidential service that your company pays for. The service can help employees with mental health, drug or alcohol use, grief, and trauma.
- If you’re a student, look for your school’s health center or peer support group.
- Learn about support groups.