Medicaid clients who are children get 30 free hours of mental health either/or substance abuse counseling per calendar year. Please contact the MCOs (Managed Care Organizations) for Medicaid if you have any questions. The MCO's for Medicaid are Unison (1.302.429.7800), Delaware Physician's Care: (1.866.543.2383), and Diamond State Partners (1-800-390-6093)
Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance
The mission of the Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance is to improve health outcomes by ensuring that the highest quality medical services are provided to the vulnerable populations of Delaware in the most cost effective manner. Apply Online
Delaware Healthy Children's Program (DHCP/CHIP)
The Delaware Healthy Children Program is low-cost health insurance coverage for children in low-income families, costing between $10 and $25 a month regardless of the size of the family. It covers doctor visits, hospital stays, mental health counseling, prescriptions, dental, glasses and more. DHCP, which is also called the State Children's Health Insurance Program or SCHIP, is run by Delaware Health and Social Services, but the Insurance Commissioner's Office is currently working to help enroll more children in the DHCP. You can apply online. DHCP application form
LogistiCare Solutions manages non-emergency medical transportation services for all Medicaid and Chronic Renal Disease Program clients in Delaware. All trip reservations must be made with and confirmed by LogistiCare at the Reservations number. To report a problem with a transportation service, use the Where's My Ride number. Nursing homes and other facilities may call 1-866-469-2824.
This web site contains advocacy information for individuals suffering from a mental health illness
How to Access Mental Health Services
This is a general reference that can be used to explain what steps to take to access mental health and substance abuse services for your child. It explains what to do in an emergency, a non-emergency, when you have insurance questions, and how to apply for Disabled Child's Medicaid, a type of insurance that is based on the child's diagnosis (Axis I and some Axis II diagnoses) and the child's income - NOT THE PARENTS' INCOME - so this is a way of getting benefits that one's private insurance does not cover.