Behavioral Health Services
Cook Children’s Health Plan has contracted with, and will work in partnership with, Beacon Health Options LLC (Beacon) to manage the delivery of mental health and substance use disorder services for Chip/Star/STAR Kids Members.
The primary goal of the program is to provide medically necessary care in the most clinically appropriate and cost-effective therapeutic settings. By ensuring that all Cook Children’s Health
Plan Members receive timely access to clinically appropriate behavioral health care services,
Cook Children’s Health Plan and Beacon Health believe that quality clinical services can
achieve improved outcomes for our Members.
Improved health outcomes can be achieved by providing Members with access to a full continuum of mental health and substance use services through our network of contracted behavioral health providers.
Definition of Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health is defined as both acute and chronic psychiatric and substance use disorders as referenced in the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
of the American Psychiatric Association.
Contact Beacon Health Options
APM Provider Tip Sheet
Email: Beacon Provider Relations