Provider Alerts - December 5, 2018

Second reminder – Beacon Health Options is available during the holidays


Date: December 5, 2018
To: Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Providers
From: HPSJ Medical Management Department
Subject: Second reminder – Beacon Health Options is available during the holidays
Business: Medi-Cal

While the holidays are time of joy, it can sometimes be a time of increased stress, loneliness, and anxiety. Health Plan of San Joaquin would like to remind our Providers that Beacon Health Options is the behavioral health (BH) partner of HPSJ. Beacon Health Options is available to:

Beacon Health Options is available to:

  • Screen and help connect your patients to appropriate mental health services
  • Access Beacon’s PCP decision support service

No PCP referral and no prior authorization are required. Connection to Mental Health Servicesis as easy as:

  1. Provider calls Beacon for referral
  2. Provider can refer directly to Mental Health Provider
  3. Member can call Beacon

Beacon can screen members to determine the severity of their symptoms and refer those with severe impairments to their county Mental Health Plan and those with a mild-to-moderate behavioral health condition to HPSJ’s network of behavioral health professionals.

Simply call Beacon  888.581.7526

PCP DECISION SUPPORT SERVICES with a Beacon Psychiatrist
Beacon offers telephonic doctor-to-doctor clinical decision support with a licensed psychiatrist. This curbside consult can help with concerns and/ or questions about prescribing psychotropic medications to the member.

Call Beacon or fax a Beacon PCP Referral form. The referral form can be accessed through the PCP toolkit online at

Identify that you are an HPSJ PCP requesting a telephonic consultation with a Beacon psychiatrist. Identify the best date and time for the consultation and the best number where a psychiatrist can reach you.

Our HPSJ Primary Care Providers are important partners in delivering care to our members. We hope this reminder will be helpful for you and your practice.