Children’s mental health
Collaborative psychiatric consultation service
Minnesota’s consultation service is available to primary care providers, pediatricians, family practice physicians, psychiatrists and other practitioners Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The statewide toll-free number is:
For more information: www.mnpsychconsult.com/
Although children on Medical Assistance fee-for-service are the first priority for this service, the service will take provider calls relating to any type of children’s mental health issue that arises with any child in Minnesota.
The 2010 Minnesota Legislature enacted legislation authorizing DHS to develop consultation requirements for certain psychotropic medications for children.
How is the Service Provided?
Effective June 1, 2014, psychiatric consultations will no longer be required for high-dose ADHD and SGA drugs prescribed for children over age 3. Instead, pharmacies will receive an informational message when they bill for prescriptions which exceed the dose/age threshold for recipients under age 18.
Also, as of June 1, 2014, a child must be at least three years old for all ADHD and SGA prescriptions. Prior authorization (PA) overrides will not be available for children younger than age 3. Some drugs will continue to be subject to higher age requirements. PA requirements for prescription drugs, including age requirements for prescription drugs, are available on the PA Criteria and Regimen Review Sheets.