Are sobering centers funded under the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) and/or Community Supports?

When sobering centers are identified as an eligible facility type for BHCIP funding, the sobering center must also be connected to the DMC-ODS and/or Community Supports.

The Community Support services must be covered as an “in lieu of service” by managed care plans on a voluntary basis.

When the sobering center is part of a DMC-certified provider with a contract with a DMC-ODS county, service components within the withdrawal management services benefit are covered under DMC-ODS. BHIN 23-001 (Supersedes BHIN 21-075) has more details. Please contact with any questions on the DMC-ODS benefit.