Mental Health Parity Information

for Georgia Providers

As providers who treat individuals with mental health and/or substance use concerns, you play a key advocacy role related to mental health parity.

What Does Mental Health Parity Mean for Your Patients?

Federal and state parity laws were created to protect individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Parity laws make sure certain types of health plans cover mental health and substance use disorders as fully as other health issues. Georgia’s mental health parity law is HB1013.

  • Click here to watch an overview video that explains mental health parity.
  • Click here to read more about mental health parity.

Mental Health Parity Complaint Portal

Use the portal below if you have a mental health parity complaint concerning Medicaid (including Georgia Pathways to Coverage™), PeachCare for Kids®, or the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). Your complaint will be reviewed by a representative of the Department of Community Health and routed for resolution.

Click here and/or QR Code below to file a parity complaint using DCH’s Mental Health Parity Complaint Portal:

Communication From The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH)