Drug Medi-Cal is a treatment funding source for eligible Medi-Cal members. In order for Drug Medi-Cal to pay for covered services, eligible Medi-Cal members must receive substance use disorder (SUD) services at a Drug Medi-Cal certified program. SUD services funded by Drug Medi-Cal are listed in Title 22, California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 51341.1. (d)(1-6). Title 9 and Title 22, CCR govern DMC treatment.
Individuals seeking SUD services or information should contact their county by using the SUD County Access Line.
The DMC-ODS is a voluntary pilot program which offers California counties the opportunity to expand access to high-quality care for Medi-Cal members with an SUD. The goal of the DMC-ODS is to demonstrate how organized SUD care improves beneficiary health outcomes, while decreasing system-wide health care costs. Counties that choose to participate in the DMC-ODS are required to provide access to a full continuum of SUD benefits modeled after the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria. This approach is expected to provide eligible Medi-Cal members with access to the care and services they need for a sustainable and successful recovery.
Oversight of the DMC Program transferred from Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) to DHCS on July 1, 2012.
Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) Treatment Program Transfer from DADP to DHCS
Access Local SUD ServicesMedi-Cal Helpline
AOD Licensing and CertificationDrug Medi-Cal Certification
Mental Health Services DivisionSUD - Compliance DivisionSUD - Program Policy and Fiscal Division