Substance Abuse Prevention and Control

Entryways To Treatment

There are four main ways to enter Los Angeles County’s specialty substance use disorder (SUD) system. Hover over the circles to read about the entryways. If you want to learn more, click on each circle.

No Wrong Door Pathways To Access Alcohol/Drug Treatment

CORE Center

No-Cost Treatment Services Eligibility

No-cost substance use treatment services at any provider in the network are available for youth, young adults, and adults regardless of immigration status if the following criteria are met:

  • You are a resident of Los Angeles County; and
  • You are determined to meet medical necessity based on an assessment; and
  • You are enrolled in or eligible for Medi-Cal; or
  • You are a participant in the Assembly Bill (AB) 109, CalWORKs, Drug Court, General Relief, and/or Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) programs and who are commercially insured or otherwise ineligible for Medi-Cal.

If you are not sure you are eligible, please call the Substance Abuse Service Helpline (SASH) at 1-844-804-7500 to receive a screening.
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