You may see both medical and behavioral health doctors for separate conditions that may impact each other, especially if you are taking multiple medications. Health plans and doctors need to work together to get a full understanding of your health so you can get the best results. That’s why it’s important for all your doctors to know about the medical and behavioral health care you are receiving.
The best way to do this is by signing a “release of information” form with every doctor you are seeing. It allows the doctors you list to know about the medical and behavioral care you get, and to share information about your treatment plan. If your doctor doesn’t tell you about the form, be sure to ask for one. Call customer service on the back of your insurance plan’s member ID card for additional assistance.
For more information on EmblemHealth forms visit, emblemhealth.com/members/forms.