PCP Screening Tools and Resources

CenCal Health covers screening members for alcohol use and providing brief behavioral interventions at primary healthcare.  Members with primary Medi-Cal Insurance who meet DSM V criteria for substance use disorder must be referred to County Alcohol and Drug Services for appropriate out-patient and residential treatment services.  Members with primary Medicare Insurance who meet DSM V criteria for substance use disorders must be referred to appropriate resources that accept Medicare.

For more details or assistance please contact our Behavioral Health Department at (805) 562-1600

Behavioral Health Treatment (ABA) & Mental Health Resources:

Substance Use Resources:

Referral:

Services for Alcohol and Other Drug Use:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: The patient scored positive on the mental health substance use screening tool. How do I refer them to services? 

A: For Substance Use Services please refer the member to the Santa Barbara County ACCESS Line 1 (888) 321-2843 or San Luis Obispo County ACCESS Line 1 (800) 838-1381.  The member can also contact the Behavioral Health Care Coordination Center for further assistance 1 (877) 814-1861.

Q: My Patient needs a higher level of care, what do I do?

A: Mental Health providers recommending members for a higher level of care should discuss these recommendations with the member and contact the Behavioral Health Care Coordination Center Provider line at (805) 562-1600 for assistance in transitioning the member to the appropriate level of service. You should continue to provide services to the member until they are engaged with a County level provider.