Comforting resources during tough times

Get the behavioral health support needed to cope and recover.

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We’re committed to continuously improving the behavioral health care and services available to our members. Since 2019, we have significantly expanded our behavioral health network. Our goal is to ensure that all of our members receive the highest quality behavioral health care and services available in the market.


Psychiatric Centers at San Diego (PCSD) has practiced in San Diego County since 1972, and is a group of psychiatrists, therapists and nurse practitioners who provide care in all clinical settings in order to provide services tailored to members’ needs. PCSD provides a wide range of services in child and adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychiatry and psychotherapy. PCSD offers a large variety of areas of expertise and treatment modalities which allows them to provide comprehensive care to their patients. PCSD offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS Therapy) services in three of their nine conveniently located offices throughout the county. Psychiatric Centers at San Diego offers after-hours and urgent care call services to their patients, and have on-call coverage 24/7. Call PCSD toll-free at 1-877-257-7273.


PsyCare is a comprehensive outpatient behavioral health group practice with child, adolescent and adult psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and over 125 therapists, which include PhDs, LCSWs, and MFTs. They all treat a broad range of individual, couple and family issues and psychiatric disorders.

After-hours call services available for existing patients Monday to Friday, 5 pm to 8:30 am, and all day on weekends. Urgent care call services available for existing patients during regular business hours and after hours.

You can call PsyCare at 1-858-279-1223.

Independent providers

Our behavioral health network includes independent providers with varying specialties such as child, adult, and geriatric psychiatry, marriage and family therapy, and addiction psychiatry. To obtain routine, after-hours, urgent or emergency mental health services, our providers are available to help.

Having an emergency?

If you or someone you know needs emergency medical care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

No need for a referral

You don’t need a referral from your primary care doctor to get access to behavioral health services. However, only services offered through plan providers will be covered.

What does your plan cover?

As a Sharp Health Plan Member, you’ll have access to great resources like:

  • Behavioral health care services for all ages
  • Inpatient hospital services
  • Partial hospital
  • Outpatient services
  • Access to Sharp Health Plan providers without requiring a referral from your primary care physician

You can log in to Sharp Connect to download your member handbook and find more information about your benefits.

What you should know

  • Coverage is obtained through plan providers. Any out-of-network service is not covered and you will be responsible for the charges.
  • 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.

Help hotlines

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

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