Healthy Moms Program
As of July 1, 2020, Humboldt County contracts with Partnership HealthPlan of California to offer the Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (ODS) Waiver through the State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to provide services to individuals who are eligible for substance use services.
The Drug Medi-Cal ODS Waiver “Implementation Plan for Regional Model” encompasses seven counties: Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou and Solano. To learn about the new array of providers and expanded services through Partnership's new program, visit the Wellness and Recovery Provider Directory for Humboldt County.
Healthy Moms is a substance use disorder treatment program that assists participants in treating their addictions and supporting them to become healthy, productive women and mothers. Childcare is provided on-site for children under the age of 6.
Healthy Moms provides services for women who are pregnant and/or have children who are 6 years old or younger and who meet medical necessity for Outpatient or Intensive Outpatient substance use disorder treatment.
Per California state regulations, admission preference will be given to pregnant women using substances and to intravenous drug users.
How to Apply
Call Beacon Health Options to complete a brief screening and connect with a SUD treatment provider who offers the level of care that fits your needs. DHHS staff will connect with you during the call to schedule an assessment should you be referred to DHHS’s Healthy Moms program.
TTY users call 800-735-2929 or 711
It is easy to access services once you have been referred to our program. Come to 2910 H St. in Eureka to pick up an admission packet or call 707-441-5220 to have one mailed or emailed to you. Fill out the packet and return it prior to or during your SUD assessment.
- Outpatient: Twice weekly groups with focus on psychoeducation and stabilization of life circumstances. Evaluation, education and case management, including primary assessment of substance use, and assessment of possible mental health, parenting, housing, legal and medical issues.
- Intensive Outpatient: Intensive outpatient treatment classes and groups are provided four days a week and focus on aspects of recovery, including relapse prevention, codependency, assertive communication, emotional recovery, goal setting, stress management, spirituality and effects of substance abuse on the family. Parenting classes are also included in the weekly treatment schedule and focus on topics such as child development and positive discipline. Case management and individual sessions are also available as needed, and workshops on child and maternal health are offered. Participants are required to participate in the on-site childcare as a way to help them to practice positive interactions with their children.
- Aftercare: This group meets one to two times a week to support women in their recovery lifestyle after transition from treatment. In addition, a weekly process group is available for clients to attend.
- Behavioral Health Services: Behavioral Health services are provided on-site, and individual and family counseling is offered as needed. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is also available to some participants. This is a brief intensive psychotherapy model working with parent-child dyads to address externalizing behaviors in children by improving relationship skills and discipline strategies.