For Immediate Release: June 29, 2016
Contact: Jessica Good, Public Information Officer, Email: JGood@ochca.com
OC HEALTH CARE AGENCY SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT TO SHAPE DRUG MEDI-CAL PILOT PROJECT
(Santa Ana, CA) – Beginning on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the OC Health Care Agency’s (HCA) Behavioral Health Services team will be hosting countywide informational meetings throughout the summer to seek public input and discuss participation in a 5-year Drug Medi-Cal pilot project to expand and improve the public’s access to Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services.
SUD is a treatable chronic disease that can be addressed through a comprehensive system of treatment and recovery support services. Historically, Drug Medi-Cal funded limited treatment options for SUD. California recently received a Federal waiver to develop a 5-year pilot project to better serve people experiencing a SUD and who are eligible for Drug Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading