Hampstead Hospital has negotiated contracts with all major insurance carriers in New Hampshire, according to the NH Insurance Department.
Hampstead Hospital is a fully licensed and accredited 111-bed private specialty hospital that serves the psychiatric and chemical dependency needs of patients and their families throughout the New England area. It is the only inpatient care provider for children with mental health issues in the state.
“Over the past few years, we have made significant strides to rebuild New Hampshire's mental health system, and those critical efforts will continue," said Insurance Commissioner Chris Nicolopoulos. “Having insurer contracts in place is an important step and will help alleviate the financial uncertainty that has been a challenge for patients for decades. Today’s news is a win for patients, insurers, and taxpayers.”
Built in 1974, Hampstead Hospital was the first private psychiatric hospital licensed by the State of New Hampshire. Hampstead Hospital accepts psychiatric admissions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Psychiatric evaluations can be done on site.
“I want to thank our state’s health insurers for their commitment to tackling the challenges in our state’s mental health system,” said Deputy Insurance Commissioner DJ Bettencourt. “Our department was clear that we wanted each of the carriers to have a provider contract with Hampstead Hospital and we found willing partners in that effort.”
Carriers now under contract with Hampstead Hospital include Aetna, Ambetter, Anthem, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim and United Health Care.
“Today’s announcement is an example of State agencies and insurance carriers working together to overcome significant hurdles for the good of all New Hampshire residents,” said Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette. “Resolving this issue has been a priority for Hampstead Hospital and I want to thank the team for working to finalize these contracts. By having these agreements in place, it will help provide patients and their caregivers with clarity and financial peace of mind that, should they require treatment at Hampstead Hospital, those services will be covered.”