Mental health care (inpatient)
provides coverage for mental health care services you get in a hospital that require you to be admitted as an inpatient.
Mental health care services help with conditions like depression and anxiety.
You can get these mental health care services either in a general hospital or a psychiatric hospital that only cares for people with mental health conditions.
If you're in a psychiatric hospital (instead of a general hospital), Part A only pays for up to 190 days of inpatient psychiatric hospital services during your lifetime.
Medicare doesn't cover:
- Private duty nursing
- A phone or television in your room
- Personal items, like toothpaste, socks, or razors
- A private room, unless