Effective for dates of service beginning July 1, 2021, service limits will be reinstated for behavioral health services. Effective July 15, 2021, Medicaid prior authorization requirements will be reinstated for behavioral health services.

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Welcome to Access Behavioral Health!

Since 2001, Access Behavioral Health (ABH) has managed the mental health and substance abuse services for Medicaid recipients and for residents of northwest Florida. We have created a network of providers who focus on the core principles of recovery: strengths-based, person-centered, individualized treatment and support for people with mental illness and substance use disorders. Through contracting, monitoring, network management and quality improvement efforts, we have improved the coordination, integration and management of delivery services to those with emotional, mental or addictive disorders.

What We Do

ABH has developed a comprehensive, community-based system of care by contracting with experienced providers offering evidence-based services. We contract with a wide variety of behavioral health care providers to respect and ensure consumer choice and to meet the special health care needs of our Medicaid members. In short, the mission of ABH is to help people throughout life’s journey by connecting them to hope and recovery.

Our Staff

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