Los Angeles Mental Health Services Lawyer

Protecting Your Right to Coverage

Some HMOs and health insurance companies treat mental health conditions differently than physical health conditions. This runs contrary to California's Mental Health Parity Act, which requires plans to provide equal benefits for diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions under the same terms and conditions applied to other medical conditions.

This applies to outpatient and inpatient hospital services, as well as prescription drug coverage. Additionally, maximum life time benefits, co-payments and individual and family deductibles for mental health care must be the same as for any other health condition.

Under state law, treatment must be provided for the following conditions:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression)
  • Major depressive disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Pervasive developmental disorders
  • Anorexia nervosa Bulimia nervosa
  • Panic Disorders

In some cases, your health insurance company may contract with another company for mental health services. It is important to know which company is responsible for providing these services so you can take appropriate action if they are denied. If you are unable to access mental health benefits, contact Gianelli & Morris. Our legal team is prepared to pursue a favorable resolution to your situation.

Why Gianelli & Morris?

After more than 35 years representing clients in Los Angeles, our lawyers are confident that we have the practical knowledge and legal experience needed to handle the toughest insurance claims. Our team has secured settlements totaling millions of dollars for clients seeking mental health insurance. In fact, Attorney Gianelli received a 2015 Clay Award for his work as a disability rights lawyer.

When an insurance provider fails to provide the coverage you deserve for mental health diagnosis and treatment, you don’t have to give up hope. Instead, get in touch with an attorney from our firm to set up your free initial case evaluation. We can listen to you, help you understand your rights, and guide you step-by-step to a better situation.

Call us now and start your case with a mental health services attorney in Los Angeles!