Substance use treatment
The Health Care Authority (HCA) provides funding and oversight for substance use treatment services for people enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid).
On this page
- Alcohol use treatment
- Involuntary treatment
- Medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD)
- Opioid use treatment
Drug and alcohol treatment services are covered by:
- Behavioral health organizations (BHOs)
- Apple Health fee-for-service (FFS) program
To learn more about becoming a provider, visit our Become a behavioral health provider page.
SBIRT is a model for early intervention and treatment for people with, or at risk of developing, substance use disorders. The SBIRT approach:
- Provides universal screening for substance use.
- Detects risky or hazardous substance use that may lead to abuse or dependence.
- Offers early intervention and timely referral and treatment for people who have substance use disorders.
Do I need certification to use SBIRT?
Yes. Providers must be certified in the SBIRT model to implement this approach and offer SBIRT services.
How do I become SBIRT certified?
Completing this course meets HCA's three and a half-hour training requirement to be certified to submit billing and provide, or supervise individuals providing, SBIRT services.
- Alcohol: Know the facts — What is a standard drink? (waiting area poster)
- Alcohol screening and brief intervention: a guide for public health practitioners (SAMHSA)
- Medications for opioid use disorder
- Paying for Primary Care Services: Substance user disorder setting and the MAT billing process
- Recovery means healthy families (waiting area poster)
- Training and toolkits for opioid misuse and overdose prevention (stopoverdose.org)
- Treatment for adolescent substance use disorders (SUD)
For additional billing- and reporting-related resources, visit our Contractor and provider resources page.