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California State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis: Hub and Spoke System Services

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California Department of Health Care Services
Jun 26, 2017

Spokes looking for potential hubs should contact Jason Kletter with California Opioid Maintenance Providers.

Hubs looking for potential spokes should contact Allie Budenz with the California Primary Care Association.


California State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis: Hub and Spoke System Services will provide funding for contractors to serve as hubs for a hub and spoke system designed to address the opioid crisis by improving access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities.

The focus is on populations with limited medication assisted treatment (MAT) access including rural areas, tribal communities, and statewide access to buprenorphine.

California’s system will be built off the strengths of the Narcotic Treatment Programs (NTPs). Hubs serve as the regional consultants and subject matter experts on opioid dependence and treatment. Hubs dispense methadone and buprenorphine, provide care to clinically complex patients, manage inductions when needed, and provide support to the Spokes. Spokes provide ongoing care for patients with milder addiction.

Consult the Scope of Work for specific activities and requirements.


Eligibility requirements include:

  • In counties that have an NTP or Medication Unit (MU), only the NTP or MU can submit an application.
  • In counties without a NTP located geographically in the county, the applicant may be an out-of-county NTP, Substance Use Disorder provider, Federally Qualified Health Center, or county.
  • All Hub and Spokes must obtain or currently be enrolled in Drug Medi-Cal or Fee-for-Service Medi-Cal.

Entities may submit more than one application.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $2,600,000 a year

California intends to fund 15 hub and spoke systems.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.

Submit completed applications by email to or by mail to:

Department of Health Care Services
Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division
MS 2600
Attn: Kevin Masuda
PO Box 997413
1501 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95899-7414

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Federally Qualified Health Centers · Illicit drug use · Mortality · Networking and collaboration · Prescription drug abuse · Substance abuse · California

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