Join Our Behavioral Health Network

Provider Credentialing

To become a participating Optima Behavioral Health Provider, each licensed practitioner or organization must be credentialed by Optima Health as applicable. Please complete and return the appropriate application packet below to initiate the credentialing process with Optima Behavioral Health. Please review the credentialing packet in full to ensure acceptance of your application.

For licensed practitioners (in a solo or group practice), Optima Health utilizes the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) application. Please ensure your CAQH application has been completed (with all supporting documentation attached) before returning the Behavioral Health Provider Application Packet to Optima Health. 

Attention: Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) Providers:

Please review the DMAS credentialing requirements document Pathways to Becoming an ARTS Medicaid Provider prior to applying for participation with Optima Health. (For additional information on ARTS, please visit

Provider Changes and Updates

Please notify us of any changes (relocation, joining an additional practice, leaving a practice, etc.) 30 days in advance to avoid interruption or denial of authorizations or claim payments.