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 SUD treatment services, are available to youth, young adults and adults who are:

  • Residents of Los Angeles County; and
  • Determined to meet medical necessity based on an assessment; and
  • Enrolled in or eligible for Medi-Cal; or
  • Enrolled in or eligible for My Health LA; or
  • Participants 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 or My Health LA

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please call the Substance Abuse Service Helpline (SASH) at 1-844-804-7500 to receive a screening.
Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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