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 make it easy for you to access behavioral health care. With no referral necessary, over 90 behavioral health providers in your network for you to choose from, and video visits, you’ll receive the support you need when you need it.

Find out more about the resources available to you.

Video visits are available at most in-network providers. Click below to find out more.

Psychiatric Centers at San Diego

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.

PCSD offers after-hours and urgent care call services to their patients and has on-call coverage 24/7. Call PCSD toll-free at 1-877-257-7273.

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 (unless approved by Sharp Health Plan).

What does your plan cover?

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

  • Behavioral health care services for all ages
  • Inpatient hospital services
  • Outpatient hospital services
  • Outpatient therapy
  • Autism services
  • Video visits

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. Out-of-network service is not covered unless approved by Sharp Health Plan because needed services are not available in-network.
  • 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.

Emergency care

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis, please call the San Diego Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240 (TDD: 1-619-641-6992).

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

How to spot the signs

Behavioral health problems appear in a variety of ways. For some people, you might see big changes in their behavior and mood. For others, you might not notice any difference, even though they’re struggling inside.

The It’s Up to Us® website offers information about what to look for and how to get help for yourself or those around you who may be going through a difficult time.

Help hotlines

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

  • San Diego Access and Crisis Line
    TDD: 1-619-641-6992
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    TTY: Dial 711, then 1-800-273-8255
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
    TTY: 1-800-787-3224
    Video phone: 1-855-812-1001
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline
    1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Need community resources?

2-1-1 San Diego can help. Visit their website or call 2-1-1 to learn more.

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