The DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) provides funding and oversight for substance use treatment services to people enrolled in Medicaid. During 2013-2015, the agencies we fund served more than 83,000 youth and adults in Washington.
How do I get state-funded substance use treatment services?
Starting April 1, contact the Behavioral Health Organization in your area for a treatment provider.
- Get information about the types of Medicaid-funded treatment and who to call if you live in Clark or Skamania County, or you are American Indian or Alaska Native.
- To find out which services are provided through BHOs, see our Behavioral Health Benefits Book.
- To apply for Medicaid insurance, visit HealthPlanFinder.
- For 24-hour emotional support, and referrals to services anywhere in the state, call the Washington Recovery Help Line.
- If you have private insurance, you may find a provider in our directory of certified treatment agencies.
Who has priority for state-funded treatment?
- Pregnant women who use IV drugs
- Pregnant women
- Others who use IV drugs
- Post-partum women (up to one year)
The second highest priority groups are:
- Parents/legal guardians involved with Child Protective Services
- Parenting adults
Services for Pregnant and Parenting Women and their Children
Services for Youth
- Adolescent Strategic Plan
- For Providers: Working with Children of Incarcerated Parents (coming soon)
- Treatment Improvement Survey
- For Providers: Youth Treatment Referral and Resource Guide
- For Parents: Youth Treatment Guide (Spanish)
More information about treatment and recovery services
- Client Rights
- Fact Sheets about specific state-funded services
- Recovery Resources
- Screening and Brief Intervention