Inpatient, Acute and Freestanding Facilities

Inpatient behavioral health services are covered for the children and adults in general acute care hospitals. Services are also covered for children in freestanding psychiatric facilities.


All inpatient behavioral health services for patients under 21 years of age must be prior authorized by an agent designated by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. All inpatient acute and residential psychiatric services will be prior authorized for an approved length of stay. Non-authorized inpatient psychiatric services will not be Medicaid compensable.


Inpatient behavioral health services for adults age 21 and older are covered in general acute care hospitals. Adults age 65 and older are also eligible for services in free-standing psychiatric facilities.