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Does Medicare provide mental health benefits?
Medicare does provide some mental health benefits. What is covered depends on several factors including what plan you have. For example, Medicare Part A will help cover mental health care given in a hospital. It will cover your room, meals, nursing and other services. Part B will help pay for mental health services given outside a hospital.
For specific detail about what is and is not covered,
your rights as a patient and other important information
about Medicare and mental health benefits, see
Suzanne McGarvey, M.S., Consumer and Family Economics, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Thursday, July 24, 2008