Mental health services require preapproval prior to the beginning of sessions for which reimbursement will be issued. This process may be expedited in order to accommodate urgent needs. Single reimbursement requests may be for up to five sessions, though additional requests may be approved on a case by case basis.
Prior to scheduling mental health services, the LEA must have received notification that an application for pre-approval has been approved. Please arrange for the LEA to be billed directly for services.
Please be aware, all sessions must be completed within the anticipated timeframe. Funds will be help in reserve for the LEA for up to one month past the anticipated conclusion of services.
Mental health services will be defined broadly as a session or series of sessions dedicated exclusively to the emotional wellbeing of an individual (in this instance, a student experiencing homelessness). Some examples include medication evaluation/review, family counseling, individual counseling, and mediation.