Specific Criteria                                                                                                                            

Current and chronic (duration of 6 months or longer) mental health condition (such as bi-polar, conduct, major affective, or thought/personality disorders), inpatient or intensive outpatient mental health service within the last 5 years; intensive (greater than one visit monthly for more than 6 months) mental health services required at the present time. This includes medical care from any provider, including a primary health care provider.

Healthcare provider working with patient.