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Counseling & Psychiatry


Frequently, emotional difficulties accompany a physical illness and may affect the ability to manage everyday life. Long-term mental illness can have devastating effects on individuals and families.

About Our Behavioral Health Department

The Mental Health Parity Act (A.B. 88) provides for expanded mental health coverage for patients with some serious mental illnesses. Mercy Medical Group's skilled, objective professionals can provide compassionate and confidential counseling or psychiatric care to ensure that both your emotional and physical health needs are addressed. We provide counseling and psychiatry services to individuals, families, adolescents and children. We also offer a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Two Children's Centers under contract with Sacramento County offer special expertise in counseling and psychiatry for children who are Medi-Cal -eligible. Read more about the Children’s Centers that accept patients with Medi-Cal.

Our Behavioral Health Department is able to see patients who have a Mercy Medical Group provider and who have any of the following mental health insurances.

Read more about our Health Staff and Locations.

Services Offered

Mercy Medical Group's skilled, objective professionals can provide compassionate and confidential counseling or psychiatric care when needed. The staff will work with you and your Mercy Medical Group Primary Care Physician to ensure that both your emotional and physical health needs are addressed.

Services include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Family and marital counseling
  • Crisis prevention
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Medication management and support
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Parent education and support

In the event of a medical emergency, please first call 911.

You may also wish to review Education and Treatment Resources here.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • California Foundation for Medical Care
  • Corvel
  • Coventry
  • HealthNet
  • HMC HealthWorks
  • Interplan
  • Magellan Behavioral Health/Health Affairs International
  • Managed Health Network
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions of California
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
  • U.S. Behavioral Health Plan
  • Value Options
  • Western Health Advantage

We also accept cash pay patients. Call Mercy Medical Group, Behavioral Health intake at 916.924.6400 for the most current information on insurance accepted for mental health care or to schedule an appointment.

How to Schedule an Appointment

To be seen by a Mercy Medical Group Behavioral Health provider, you need to have an MMG doctor, but you do not need a Primary Care Physician referral. Behavioral Health staff will work with you to maximize insurance benefits. Call 916.924.6400 to schedule an appointment or to ask any questions you may have of our responsive staff.

If you reach our voice messaging system when you call, please be assured that we take great care to protect your confidentiality when returning your call. Kindly leave your name and phone number and a convenient time to contact you. We will do so promptly.