Medi-Cal Drug Rehabs and Treatment Resources
Locate Medi-Cal Drug Rehabs
It can be very difficult to locate drug rehabs, alcoholism rehab centers, and dual diagnosis treatment facilities in Los Angeles, California, that accept Medi-Cal benefits. This section of the website is designed to simplify the process of finding rehabs and treatment resources the are contracted with Medi-Cal in the greater Los Angeles area. We will also provide helpful tips (The Do’s and Don’ts) for getting into a Medi-Cal drug treatment program quickly.
How to Contact Medi-Cal
Below you will find the contact information to reach Medi-Cal in order to begin the process of applying for drug and alcohol treatment in Los Angeles County.
General Medi Cal Questions:
1 800 541 5555
Drug Medi-Cal Treatment Program Los Angeles:
- 1 888 742 7900
The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting into a Medi-Cal Program in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Medi-Cal funded, or county-funded drug rehab programs are often difficult to get into to. Here are some of best tricks for getting yourself in quickly.
Taken courtesy of Los Angeles County Drug Rehab.
- Call on your own behalf.
- Make your appointment. If you miss it, you’re going to the back of the line.
- Tell the truth about your situation.
- Listen to the counselor you talk to.
- Follow instructions precisely.
- In general, be polite, no matter how you are treated.
DON’T do these:
- Don’t call for someone else about enrollment. They won’t talk with you anyway, so don’t do it.
- Don’t act entitled.
- Don’t lie or pretend to be something you’re not.
- Don’t request a single bed. They don’t have any.
- Don’t ask what meds you will or won’t be given. Trust the process.
- Don’t ask how “long you have to stay.”
- In general, don’t act like a jerk.
Medi-Cal rehab programs do a lot of filtering on the front end. There are so many people trying to get into a Medi-Cal or county-funded bed, that one of the key characteristics Medi-Cal and county funded programs look for is WILLINGNESS. They usually do not exhibit any degree of concern with whether or not you have a court case or a serious addiction or alcoholism problem. They believe that a person must be very, very willing in order for their type of rehabilitation process to help. So without a high level of willingness from the applicant, there is usually no way to get into a Medi-Cal or county funded program in the greater Los Angeles area.
Again, we really stress that you do not call a Medi-Cal facility for someone else. The person who needs treatment should make the call themselves.
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