Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
Substance abuse and addiction are part of "behavioral health" and are just as important as physical health problems. If you have a Provider One card and Medicaid coverage, your treatment is paid by Medicaid if you go to a contracted provider offering Medicaid Services.
IHCS shall ensure treatment admissions are prioritized to individuals in the following order:
- Pregnant injecting drug users;
- Pregnant substance abusers;
- Injecting drug users
- Parenting women; and
- Post-partum women (up to one (1) year, regardless of pregnancy outcome).
- Additional priority populations, in no particular order include:
- Individuals transitioning from residential care to outpatient care;
- Youth; and
- Offenders (as defined in RCW 70.96A.350).
Subject to availability of funds, treatment services to eligible individuals must not be denied regardless of their:
- Drug(s) of choice;
- Use of legally prescribed medications; and
- Use of over the counter nicotine cessation or participation in nicotine replacement therapy regimen
- IHCS must, subject to allocated funds and service availability, serve all eligible Washington State residents who may be transient and require services.