​​​​​​​​​Specialty Mental Health Services Provider Information

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This page contains information for Providers (and potential providers) of specialty mental health services (SMHS) to Medi-Cal beneficiaries in CA or in a CA Border Community.

"Providers" are:

  1. County-owned and operated clinics that provide specialty mental health services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries
  2. Individuals and organizations who are contracted with a CA county to provide specialty mental health services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries

This page, in conjunction with ProviderFile@dhcs.ca.gov, is designed to assist providers and share the resources available to understand provider processes including SMHS provider certification, documentation, monitoring, IT systems and policy requirements at both the county and State levels.


Current providers should submit inquiries or requests for information via email to ProviderFile@dhcs.ca.gov

  • You will receive a response back after 20 business days along with a ticket number in the subject line, acknowledging submittal to ProviderFile.
  • Please reference the assig​​ned ticket number in all communications with the ProviderFile until your inquiry is resolved.​

ProviderFile@dhcs.ca.gov may also be used to request information and assistance with:

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) issues
  • Provider Information Management System (PIMS) questions
  • Provider Identification Numbers (PINs)

Access the DHCS Medi-Cal website.


MC 5840 Legal Entity File Update (LEFU)

MC 5829 Provider File Update (PFU)

How to...

Access request information for the Provider Information Management System (PIMS)

To request new Provider Identification Number (PIN) for Specialty Mental Health (SMH), please mail request, on company letterhead, to:

Department of Health Care Services
Provider Enrollment Division
1501 Capitol Avenue, MS 4704
PO Box 997412
Sacramento, CA 95899-7412

OR email it to ProviderFile@dhcs.ca.gov​.


CMS NPI Booklet

Information Letters and Notices

Provider System Documentation

SMHS Acronyms

Contact Us

Please submit all inquiries, requests or questions to: ProviderFile@dhcs.ca.gov

Last modified date: 1/31/2022 11:12 AM