Feel your best,
inside and out

We’re here to help you live your best life.

We believe your mental health is just as important as your physical health. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Magellan Healthcare, Inc., a trusted leader in the mental health and substance use disorder industry, to provide behavioral health benefits to our members. Magellan1 has over 50 years of experience providing innovative, high-quality, and compassionate care to people around the country. Together, we make it easy for you to access the care you need, with thousands of behavioral health providers for you to choose from. We make it convenient too with video visits and no referral needed for outpatient therapy with a provider in your network.

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Tips, tools and resources to help you feel your best.

Need emergency care?

For 24/7 crisis intervention and urgent mental health support, please call Magellan at 1-844-483-9013.

If emergency medical care is needed, call 911 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis, please call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 or dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Get behavioral health support in 3 steps


Find a provider

You don’t need a referral from your primary care physician to access outpatient therapy from a provider in your network. Search for an in-network behavioral health provider and filter by specialty, location and more to find the best fit for you.

  • Tip: There are many types of behavioral health care professionals who may be able to help. Speaking with your primary care physician about your concerns is also a good option.

Set up an appointment

After you choose a provider, follow their site’s instructions to schedule an appointment as a new patient.


Prepare for your first visit.

Whether your first appointment is in person or a video visit, your provider will ask you about your current health and health history before your session. It will likely be a questionnaire to help your provider get a better sense of your needs.

Once you’re set up, consider taking a self-assessment (or “screening”) for more insight into your behavioral health needs. Screenings do not provide a diagnosis and simply offer suggestions. It’s a good idea to share your screening results with your provider.

Telehealth services

Telehealth services like video visits are a convenient way for you to access care confidentially from wherever you are. These services are covered with most in-network behavioral health providers.

Manage your behavioral health benefits through the Magellan member portal

Access your behavioral health benefits on the go with Magellan’s secure member portal. Sign in or register for an account to:

  • View plan information and resources
  • Find a provider in your network
  • Get behavioral health tips and information
  • Take self-assessments
  • And more

Additional resources at your fingertips

NeuroFlow can help support and strengthen your mind-body connection. Access the secure website through the Magellan member portal or download the free mobile app for:

  • A full library of wellness content and exercises
  • Various relaxation techniques, like guided breathing and journaling
  • A tracker for your mood, sleep, stress, pain and more to monitor over time
  • Reward points that are redeemable for prizes to help you stay motivated
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Learn about the symptoms of anxiety and get access to helpful tools.

  • Trembling or twitching
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sleep problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Restlessness
  • Worrying too much



Learn about the causes and symptoms of depression like sadness and feelings of helplessness. This topic covers related illnesses like bipolar disorder and SAD, as well as looks at treatment options, like medication, counseling, and lifestyle choices. It also talks about suicidal thoughts and when to call a doctor.


Healthy aging

Getting older is a natural part of life. If you take good care of your mind and body now, you can slow down or even prevent problems that often come with getting older.


Trauma and grief

As a medic in Iraq, Tim was always in the midst of suffering. He treated soldiers with horrible wounds. He saw some die. Within one day of returning home, he faced another trauma. His father died of cancer. "He was my best friend for my whole life. That just threw my whole brain out of whack," Tim said.



Dementia is a loss of mental skills that affects your daily life. If you or a loved one has memory loss that is getting worse, see your doctor — it may be nothing to worry about. If it is dementia, treatment may help.


Alzheimer’s disease

Mild memory loss is common in people older than 60. It may not mean that you have Alzheimer's disease. But if your memory is getting worse, see your doctor. If it is Alzheimer's, treatment may help.


Substance abuse disorders

Many people think substance use disorder happen only to teens and younger adults. But all ages can have problems with drugs and alcohol, including older adults.


Post-traumatic stress disorder

Learn more about the causes and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This topic looks at how treatment can help, the steps you can take, and discusses the most effective treatments — counseling and antidepressant medicines. This topic also includes stories from others in their own words.



Featured behavioral health articles

Get insights from our expert caregivers on addressing mind and body health in our everyday lives.

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Keep your brain healthy as you age

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Learning self-chakra (video)

Dr. Julie Furby demonstrates healing touch therapy that involves balancing the chakras.

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Mind your heart

Here’s what researchers know so far about how practicing mindfulness affects the heart.

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Paws-itive reinforcement

Dogs are nature’s anti-anxiety medication.

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The healing power of tears

Crying can be healing for everyone, in good times and bad.

No-cost health coaching

If you need extra support, our Best Health® wellness program is a great place to start. Sign up for one-on-one sessions with a personal health and lifestyle coach who can help with stress management, healthy eating, physical activity and more.

Your behavioral health benefits

Sharp Direct Advantage® members have access to behavioral health care services including:

  • Inpatient hospital services
  • Outpatient hospital services
  • Outpatient therapy
  • Video visits

Log in to your Sharp Health Plan online account to view your Member Handbook and learn more about your benefits.

Important behavioral health benefit details

Sharp Direct Advantage members must access behavioral health care services through in-network providers. Out-of-network services will not be covered unless approved by your plan medical group or Sharp Health Plan.

Behavioral health services will not be approved, denied or modified based solely on the type of admission (voluntary or involuntary) or method of transportation to a health facility.

All our plans have mental health coverage that is equal to or better than what it would be for similar medical and surgical coverage. Learn more about mental health parity.

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Older adult services at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment programs for adults age 60 and older. The programs provide help with dementia, mood disorders, addiction and anxiety, among others.


Have questions?

If you have any questions about your benefits or how to obtain coverage, you can call our Customer Care team at 1-844-483-9013.

Caregiving resources

When you’re caring for a loved one, it’s important to take care of yourself, too. Get help with meals, find support from peers and check out other helpful resources from Sharp HealthCare.

Help hotlines

In addition to the resources listed above, the following hotlines are available to talk over a problem, find information, or get advice.


1. In California, Magellan is doing business as Human Affairs International of California, Inc.

Sharp Direct Advantage is offered by Sharp Health Plan. Sharp Health Plan is an HMO with a Medicare contract. Enrollment with Sharp Health Plan depends on contract renewal. Read the full disclaimer.

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