The California MAT Expansion Project Overview
In an effort to address the opioid epidemic throughout the state, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is implementing the California Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project. The California MAT Expansion Project aims to increase access to MAT, reduce unmet treatment need, and reduce opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. The California MAT Expansion Project focuses on populations with limited MAT access, including rural areas and American Indian & Alaska Native tribal communities. The California MAT Expansion Project is funded by grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The California MAT Expansion Project is composed of several projects which are led by a diverse team of stakeholders and partners throughout the state. To learn more about implementation efforts and access additional resources and information, visit the
California MAT website.
The Naloxone Distribution Project (NDP) is funded by SAMHSA and administered by DHCS to combat opioid overdose-related deaths throughout California. The NDP aims to address the opioid crisis by reducing opioid overdose deaths through the provision of free naloxone, in its nasal spray formulation. DHCS is now accepting applications from eligible entities and organizations to request free naloxone.
For questions regarding California's MAT Expansion Project, email DHCSMATExpansion@dhcs.ca.gov.
If you think you are having an emergency for an unexpected medical condition, including a psychiatric emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for help. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255).