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Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Services Authorizations

EssentiaCare

Authorization and Notification Requirements - Medical Services

Review EssentiaCare Requirements:

View All 2020 MH & SUD Services Requirements (PDF)
View All 2021 MH & SUD Services Requirements (PDF)

Authorization Contact Information

UCare Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

Phone (local): 612-676-6533
Phone (toll free): 1-833-276-1185
Fax (local): 612-884-2033
Fax (toll free): 1-855-260-9710

Provider Resources

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*UCare Medicare Plans include Aware, Classic, Complete, Essentials Rx, Prime, Standard, Value and Value Plus, 
Advocate Choice, Advocate Choice Plus and UCare Medicare Supplement.
UCare Individual & Family Plans include Core, Bronze, Bronze HSA, Silver, Silver HSA and Gold; and 
UCare Individual & Family Plans with M Health Fairview Bronze, Bronze HSA, Silver, Silver HSA and Gold.

Questions? Contact the Provider Assistance Center 

Phone (local): 612-676-3300
Phone (toll free): 1-888-531-1493 
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday