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The Gila River Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) offers the following array of substance abuse services to enrolled members:
  • A Buprenorphine Program operated out of the Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital under the direction of the Gila River RBHA Medical Director and an ASAM certified physician;
  • Inpatient alcohol and opiate detoxification services under a contract with Community Bridges (Formerly East Valley Addiction Council);
  • Urgent care services for substance abusing/substance dependent members under a contract with Community Bridges (Formerly East Valley Addiction Council);
  • A continuum of residential treatment services for children, adolescents and adults with primary substance abuse/substance dependence diagnoses including.
    • Level I Residential Treatment Centers for children and adolescents (multiple providers)
    • Level II Residential Facilities specializing in the treatment of Native American adults under a contract with Native American Connections, Inc.**
    • A Level II Residential Facility for chemically dependent adults, including members with co-occurring mental health disorders under a contract with Horizon Human Services, Inc.; and
    • Level II Residential Facilities specializing in the treatment of Native American children and adolescents under a contract with the American Indian Prevention Coalition**
  • Behavioral Health Day Programs for substance abusing/substance dependent children, adolescents and adults; and
  • Home Based substance abuse counseling services for children, adolescents and adults.

SAPT (Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment) and CMHS (Community Mental Health Services) block grant funding, as established by federal and state requirements, cannot be spent on the following:

  • To provide inpatient hospital services;
  • To make cash payments to intended recipients of health services;
  • To purchase or improve land, purchase, construct, or permanently improve (other than minor remodeling) any building or other facility, or purchase major medical equipment;
  • To satisfy any requirement for the expenditure of non-Federal funds as a condition for the receipt of Federal funds (Maintenance of Effort);
  • To provide financial assistance to any entity other than a public or nonprofit private entity;
  • To provide individuals with hypodermic needles or syringes so that such individuals may use illegal drugs, unless the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service determines that a demonstration needle exchange program would be effective in reducing drug abuse and the risk that the public will become infected with the etiologic agent for AIDS;
  • To pay the salary of an individual through a grant or other extramural mechanism at a rate in excess of Level I of the Executive Salary Schedule for the award year; see; and
  • To purchase treatment services in penal or correctional institutions of the State of Arizona.

Room and Board (H0046 SE) services funded by the SAPT Block Grant are limited to children/adolescents with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD), and adult priority population members (pregnant females, females with dependent child(ren), and intravenous drug users with a SUD).

Room and Board services funded by the CMHS Block Grant are limited to children with SED.

For more information, please see: (see Gila River Provider Manual 3.19 Special Populations for more information) and SAPT Frequently Asked Questions document.

** indicates program capacity to serve pregnant and parenting members and their minor children based on availability of funds.

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