Join our network

Be part of a best-in-class network of providers

We strive to provide our members access to the country's best and most accessible behavioral health providers. We'd love to include you.

There are five steps to joining our network. Please review each section to learn more about these steps and what to expect after you apply.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Carelon network.


California Providers: If you wish to be considered for enrollment in Medi-Cal, you will be required to submit a Medicaid ID or proof of application through DHCS Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment (PAVE).


Please NOTE:  Our network is currently closed for new provider agreements in the following states: AZ, DE, FL(with the exception of Prescribers), MN, MS, ND, NE, NM, OK, SC, SD, TN, UT, and VT.  Applicants in these states joining an EXISTING group will be accepted.


If you are currently an out of network provider with a member needing care, please refer to our OON guide  for processing.


New provider:

To start the process for a request to join the network, complete our online form . Under Provider Type, be sure to choose option #1 if you are a solo practitioner or #2 if you’re applying for a group practice.


New facility: 

Request to join the network as a new facility by completing our Request to join the network . Please return the completed form, including the Terms and Conditions, via email to


Currently participating practices:

If you’re a participating practice and would like to add a new provider, complete our online form . Be sure to choose option #3 if you’d like to join an in-network group or #4 if you’re a participating practitioner who has relocated to a new state.


For all request to join the network:

Incomplete, incorrect, or illegible forms may delay or prevent proper processing. If you have any questions, call our National Provider Services Line at 800-397-1630 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time. 

New provider: 

Once you've completed and submitted your request for participation, and we’ve confirmed you meet eligibility requirements, we’ll send the contract through our secure application to the email you used to register.

Please review and sign your contract.


New facility: 

Once you've completed and submitted your request for participation, and we’ve confirmed you meet eligibility requirements, one of our contract associates will contact you. 


Currently participating practices: 

If you’re a provider joining a group with a participation agreement, you will not receive a contract directly. Instead, you'll be added to the existing agreement once you've been approved for credentialing.

Our credentialing process fully complies with national accreditation standards and applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Our credentialing process ensures you’re part of a quality network where in-network referrals can be trusted.

You must be credentialed and approved before being added to the network. To remain in the network, you must follow a re-credentialing approval process every three years or the period required by state laws or regulations.


Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) participating providers:

To eliminate the need to submit multiple credentialing applications, we participate in the CAQH. 


If you’re registered with CAQH, please add Carelon Behavioral Health as one of the organizations authorized to access your information and also ensure your attestation is current. If you’re not registered with CAQH, visit  to set up an account and complete an application. 


For answers to your questions regarding the CAQH application or website, call the CAQH Support Desk at 888-599-1771, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern time.


Non-CAQH participating providers: 

If you're not a CAQH-participating provider, we encourage you to contact our National Provider Services Line at 800-397-1630 for further instruction. 



Contact our National Provider Services Line at 800-397-1630 for further instruction or to check the status of your credentialing request.  


Please note that you must be approved through the credentialing process and obtain a countersigned contract before seeing patients as an approved network provider. 


To check your status, please use the secure link provided in the email you received during enrollment.

If you meet the eligibility requirements to join our network, you'll receive a welcome letter with your network effective date.

Once you’re a part of the Carelon Behavioral Health family of providers, it's time to get connected with us. We strongly encourage you to use all available electronic options to help ensure the timeliness, accuracy, and security of claims-related information. You'll also find ways to stay connected by subscribing to our Provider Newsletter .

The benefits of joining our provider network


As your partner in care, we'll ensure you have the tools and resources you need to support your patients on their journey to better health. As part of our network, you’ll benefit from:

  • User-friendly, self-service tools.
  • Value-based reimbursement strategies that reward access and quality.
  • Prompt payments and claims processing.
  • Representatives dedicated to your success.

Quick links

Provider FAQ

Find answers to questions about accessing the provider portal, submitting claims, our credentialing process, and more.


Stay up to date on policies and procedures, quality programs, appeals, and credentialing information.


Get the latest on network information, training opportunities, regulatory updates, clinical highlights, reminders, and more.



Register for upcoming webinars and use the archive to access past trainings. Topics range from administrative processes to today’s most pressing behavioral health issues.

Questions? We're here to help.

Whether you have a question or are interested in learning more about how we can best support you, please call our National Provider Services Line at 800-397-1630, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time.