Residential/rehabilitation substance use disorder treatment authorization

Coverage varies by member plan

Applies to:

Group HMO, EPO, POS and PPO plans

Individual MyPriority® HMO, POS and PPO plans

Medicare Advantage plans 

Medical policies

The term "medical necessity" is care that is determined to be effective, appropriate and necessary to treat a given patient's disorder. To determine medical necessity for mental health residential treatment, the Priority Health Behavioral Health department relies on InterQual® Behavioral Health criteria and Priority Health medical policies:


In network providers

Submit authorizations through GuidingCare.

Request an authorization

Out of network providers

Out of network providers request mental health and substance use disorder services using our Behavioral Health authorization form. If you're located within the state of Michigan and would like to join our provider network, visit our credentialing page.