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Contact the Independent Assessor for a mental health assessment for your child if:
- Your child would like Medicaid and your household earns between 185-300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
- Your child already has Medicaid and you would like to access respite services paid by Medicaid
- You are unsure if your child will qualify for Medicaid because of income eligibility requirements, but would like access to the YES system of care through the Children’s Mental Health program.
Note: A youth is not required to go to the Independent Assessor unless they are applying for Medicaid with a household income between 185-300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or the youth needs access to Medicaid paid respite.
Contact the IBHP if your child has Medicaid and you need help locating a mental health provider. They are also available 24 hours a day in case of a mental health crisis.
Apply for Medicaid
Department of Health and Welfare Assistance Programs
1-877-456-1233 (toll free)
Visit the Department of Health and Welfare website to get information about applying for assistance. All Idaho self-reliance programs use the same application process.
Contact MTM if your child has Medicaid and needs transportation to Medicaid payable appointments.
Contact BPA Health to access funds to help pay for respite care that is not part of Medicaid.
Contact your Children’s Mental Health regional office for help accessing the YES system of care if your child does not qualify for Medicaid. They can also help you identify and navigate local mental health services and supports.
Division of Behavioral Health Contacts
Find Your Regional Office
The Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is a family-run nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for Idaho families who have children with mental health concerns.
The Idaho Parent Network for Children’s Mental Health supports parents in Idaho with online resources to help them navigate our mental health system.
Idaho Parents Unlimited is a non-profit organization that educates families about their rights, responsibilities, and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). They also assist families in making informed choices about health care.
NAMI Idaho strives to improve the quality of life for all those affected by mental illness through support, education, advocacy, and research.
Concerns or Complaints
Youth Empowerment Services Concerns and Complaints form