Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services - Expanded Benefits

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The following information is provided to assist counties, direct contract providers, and Medi-Cal beneficiaries in identifying the expanded SUD services available as a result of California's implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

SUD Expansion Benefits

Effective January 1, 2014, the following SUD services are available to eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries:

  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment Services – Prior to 2014, this service was named Day Care Rehabilitative and was limited to pregnant and postpartum women, children and youth under the age of 21. As of January 1, 2014, this service is available to all eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
  • Residential Treatment Services – Prior to 2014, this service was limited to pregnant and postpartum women. As of January 1, 2014, this service is available to all eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
  • Voluntary Inpatient Detoxification – As of January 1, 2014, this service is available to all eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
  • Outpatient Drug Free Services – As of January 1, 2014, this service is available to all eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
  • Narcotic Treatment Services – This service is available to all eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries that are opiate addicted and have substance abuse diagnoses, and/or who are Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) eligible.

 

Additional Resources:​

Essential Health Benefits
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Last modified date: 3/8/2022 2:04 PM