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Information for Consumers

The information on this website is not targeted to people who wish to receive Medicaid mental health services. The information on this site is directed to state policy officials and others who develop and/or operate Medicaid programs.
Eligibility for Medicaid, including mental health services, can not be determined by the Federal government. Each state has its own process and criteria for participation. If you are looking for information about how to apply for Medicaid, including mental health programs in your state, please contact your state Medicaid agency, or click the link under "Related Links Inside CMS" for more information.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) supports the need for greater consumer involvement in mental health care as a means to foster recovery. Additionally, people with  mental health problems are experiencing high rates of co-morbid health conditions and early mortality. SAMHSA and others have joined together to address this public health crisis through the "10 by 10" campaign to reduce early mortality by 10 years over the next 10-year time period. For information on these activities, please see the links below.


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Related Links Inside CMS

How to Apply for Medicaid
Related Links Outside CMSExternal Linking Policy

10 by 10 Campaign

National Mental Health Consumers Self-Help Clearinghouse


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