Coronavirus Resources  for Substance Use Disorder Providers


DHCS Notices

Federal Waiver

Client Safety

Business Support

Recovery Residence


Telehealth Considerations for Behavioral Healthcare Providers: Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Harry Nelson presented a webinar outlining the concerns Behavioral Healthcare Providers may have when entering the world of telehealth. Amidst the growing concern of the Coronavirus Pandemic, healthcare providers are turning to new means to reach their patients.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Behavioral Health Industry: News and Views You Can Use

This webinar will present a panel discussion from experts across their practice areas on the impact of COVID-19, how response efforts affect all industries, and practical considerations affecting the behavioral health industry.

Presenters: Walter Boone, Balch & Bingham Pepper Crutcher, Balch & Bingham Bea Tolsdorf, Balch & Bingham Steven Corhern, Balch & Bingham Jeremy Retherford, Balch & Bingham Conrad Anderson, Balch & Bingham

Recorded: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Package and its Impact on Behavioral Health

The most recent legislation aimed at relief for the American economy due to the impact of COVID 19 was a complex piece of legislation that will allocate $2.2 trillion to individuals, corporations, and government agencies. This webinar will examine the impact on behavioral health services, the mechanisms for relief, and whether future legislation will be developed.

Presenter: Andrew Kessler, Slingshot Solutions

Recorded: April 1, 2020

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Department of Health Care Services Information Notices and Guidance:

DHCS BHIN 20-009 COVID-19 Behavioral Health Guidance and FAQs Updated 4-23-2020

DHCS COVID-19 Response In collaboration with State and federal officials

Behavioral Health FAQs Frequently Asked Questions for Behavioral Health Providers

IN 20-009: Guidance for behavioral health programs regarding ensuring access to health and safety during the COVID-19 public emergency

Telehealth Guidelines: Medi-Cal Payment for Telehealth and Virtual/Telephonic Communications Relative to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Telehealth Guidelines: Medi-Cal Payment Reimbursement Match Guarantee

Essential Workers Declaration that SUD workforce is Essential

Federal Waiver Communications:

Waiver Request March 16th Request to Ease Waiver Requirements

Waiver Request March 19th Clarification to Request to Ease Waiver Requirements

CMS Preliminary Response March 23rd Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Response

HIPPA Good Faith Waiver for Confidentiality

Client and Staff Safety Guidelines and Tips:

Disaster Planning: Being Prepared for California’s New Normal

CalOSHA The California Workplace Guide to Aerosol Transmissible Diseases

SAMHSA Training & Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19

CalFresh Response to COVID-19

Berkeley Public Health COVID-19 Screening and Triage Tool

County Resources For Personal Protective Devices

California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Health Care System Mitigation Playbook

California COVID-19 Response Stay at Home Exceptions for Essential Needs

LA County Guidance for Non-Residential Substance Use Treatment Settings

LA County Coronavirus/COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

Home Isolation Instructions for Managing Clients who are Symptomatic

CDC Centers for Disease Control Guidance for Employers

CDC Centers for Disease Control Guidance for Health Workers Exposed to COVID-19

CDC Centers for Disease Control Mental Health and Coping with Stress

Each Mind Matters Finding Support During Trying Times

Recovery Residence Resources:

NARR Guide for Coronavirus


COVID-19 Recovery Residence Survey | COVID-19 Treatment Program Survey

Hope for Helpers:  CCAPP is here for you!

Dear Colleagues,

Social distancing is particularly difficult for people who dedicate themselves to helping others. This message is to let you know that CCAPP is here for you during this stressful time and to inform you of our procedures during this emergency. If there is anything we can do to brighten your day, reduce your stress, or assist you so that you can refuel for the upcoming downturn in the economy and eventual surge in clients seeking care, we are here.

As vital, life-saving professionals we know that your services are absolutely necessary at this time. Because CCAPP certifies and registers the majority of the SUD counseling workforce, we will remain open and operational during the statewide shelter-in-place order so that all of our counselors can keep providing services.

In light of the new statewide shelter in place order from the governor to help slow the spread of COVID-19, CCAPP is protecting its workers with social distancing requirements while in the office. Unfortunately, this means we must also limit public exposure to the virus. As such, we are adjusting our services  in the following ways:

  1. We no longer will have walk-in options for in-person services at either the Sacramento or Long Beach offices.
  2. We will still be available by email Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

 For education, please email

For membership,

For accounting,

For credentialing, recovery residence, and general   questions,

  1. We have adjusted our phone times to Tuesday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy and well.


Pete Nielsen, CEO