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 find state-funded (Medicaid) treatment for a substance use disorder?
- Contact the Behavioral Health Organization in your area for a treatment provider
- Click here for 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
- Find out which services are provided through BHOs in our Behavioral Health Benefits Book.
- Find out about treatment programs for opiate misuse
- Apply for Medicaid-funded health insurance at Washington HealthPlanFinder
- For 24-hour emotional support and referrals to treatment anywhere in our state, call the Washington Recovery Help Line
- You can also 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
More information about treatment and recovery services
- Client Rights
- Fact Sheets about specific state-funded services
- Frequently asked questions about addiction
- Preventing Opioid Overdose and Washington State Opioid Working Plan
- Recovery Resources
- Screening and Brief Intervention