Find Help for Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol if You’re on Rhode Island's Medicaid Program or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
The State of Rhode Island has a network of six private, nonprofit licensed community mental health centers (known as CMHCs), and local agencies to help you find services.
You can search Rhode Island's Medicaid Service Provider Directory for the type of health care professional you would like to see. Learn more about the types of providers. Not all listed Medicaid providers are currently accepting new patients. If you are enrolled in a health plan, please contact your health plan's Member Services department for participating providers.
If you're part of RIte Care (Rhode Island’s Medicaid managed care program for families with children, pregnant women, and children under age 19), you will have to check your specific health plans to find a health care professional.
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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.