For Providence Health Plan members: Starting January 1, 2021, Providence is bringing the contracting for behavioral health services "in-house". They currently use the organization Optum to provide authorizations, payments, and a provider network. Western is contracted with Providence to provide services to their members. We will be able to provide these without any interruption and change in services.
This list of health plans includes most of the major insurance companies in the Metro area. Please contact the Western location nearest you to inquire if your insurance is contracted with Western. Additionally, you may contact your insurance company for a list of Western practitioners.
Health plans have a Mental Health benefit and a Substance Use Disorder benefit for "medically necessary" services. There are also Employee Assistance Programs. These programs offer a set number of sessions that do not require "medical necessity".
Unless otherwise specified, we provide Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder services for the following plans and EAPs:
Beacon Health Options
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareOregon Advantage Plus (Mental Health)
First Choice Health
Medicare (Mental Health)
MHN of California
Oregon Medicaid Fee for Service (i.e, "Open Card" or "DMAP")
Health Share of Oregon (including CareOregon, Kaiser, and Providence)
Optum (United Health plans)
Premera Blue Cross
Private Health Care Systems
Providence Health Plans
Regence Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Tricare (Mental Health)
United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health