DMH Consumers in a State Mental Hospital
Center for Behavioral Medicine
Fulton State Hospital
Hawthorn Children's Psychiatric Hospital
Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center
Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center
Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center
St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center
Age 22-65 in DMH Psychiatric Hospitals
These clients are not eligible for MO HealthNet coverage, but there are special procedures in place to get them coverage once they are discharged.
- Pre-Discharge Application Procedures for Patients Age 22-64 in DMH Psychiatric Hospitals
- Pre-Discharge Coversheet
Under age 21 and 65+ in a Vendor/Medicaid certified bed
For patients under the age of 21 who are in a Vendor/Medicaid certified bed or any patient age 65+ who are in one of
the above institutions the following steps should be taken to submit an application:
If the client is under age 21 and not in a Medicaid Certified bed they will not be eligible until discharge.
The client must be under 21 when admitted in order to be covered; coverage will continue until their 22nd birthday.
Patients under age 21 at Hawthorn are eligible whether or not they are in a Medicaid Certified bed.
- Assist the DMH Consumer with completing the application
- Bank accounts/patient accounts
- Stocks, bonds, CDs, trusts
- Income from pensions or other sources
This change allows all of these applications to be processed by a special team and helps to make sure coverage will be established as quickly as possible.
Any time you have questions about the application process, case status, or general questions about MO HealthNet please email DMH.MedicaidElibility@dmh.mo.gov with the client’s name and DCN or DMH ID.
For more information about Nursing Home Coverage, please visit: https://mydss.mo.gov/ncare.
The Age 65+ Non-Vendor coversheet can be found here: Coversheet