California State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis: Hub and Spoke System Services
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.
Up to $2,600,000 a year
California intends to fund 15 hub and spoke systems.
Submit completed applications by email to Kevin.Masuda@dhcs.ca.gov or by mail to:
Department of Health Care Services
Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division
Attn: Kevin Masuda
PO Box 997413
1501 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95899-7414
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.