Mental health care (inpatient)
covers 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 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