Behavioral Health

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia (DC) encourages and supports a holistic approach to health care, integrating behavioral and physical care to the extent permitted by law. The resources below are available to assist our providers in delivering high-quality care and improved health outcomes to our enrollees.

Behavioral health services provider guide and training

This behavioral health services provider guide contains important forms and information for behavioral health care providers.

Clinical behavioral health toolkits

These behavioral health toolkits help primary care providers effectively assess, treat, and monitor common behavioral health conditions in adolescents and adults.

Behavioral health directory

The behavioral health directory provides a list of the behavioral health care providers in AmeriHealth Caritas DC’s network for Medicaid enrollees.

DBH evidence-based practices

The Department of Behaviorial Health (DBH) evidence-based practices fact sheet provides an at-a-glance look at services, descriptions, treatments, and contact information for children and youth with complex behavioral health needs.

HEDIS® FUH measure FAQs

You can also view a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) follow-up after hospitalization (FUH) for mental illness measure.

Contact the Behavioral Health Utilization Management team

To contact the Behavioral Health Utilization Management team directly, please call 1-877-464-2911 or email to

Trauma-informed care

Trauma has many different forms and can affect people in different ways. Since trauma can have serious effects on people’s health, behaviors, relationships, and other aspects of day-to-day life, health care providers of all disciplines are encouraged to learn more about trauma-informed care (TIC).