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DHCS License

What Is the Department of Health Care Services?

California Department of Health Care Services

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is a regulatory agency that oversees all kinds of medical providers—from dentists to doctors to substance abuse treatment providers. The DHCS ensures that providers meet and maintain certain standards of care.

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers are overseen by a division of the DHCS called the Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division (SUDC). Rehab centers are required to meet and maintain certain standards of care to be licensed, and they must reapply for licensing periodically. This allows SUDC to verify that a facility’s standards of care have not declined.

If a rehab center doesn’t meet the DHCS’s standard of care for safety, sanitation, credentialing, and other criteria, the facility’s license can be revoked or suspended.

What Does Our DHCS License Allow Us To Do?

Adelante Recovery Center is approved by the Department of Health Care Services to provide Incidental Medical Services (IMS). This means we can address medical issues associated with detoxification, treatment, and recovery and provide round-the-clock care, seven days a week.

More specifically, IMS allows us to:

Obtain medical histories.

It’s vital for us to understand your medical history in order to provide safe, appropriate care and treatment. During the admissions process, our administrative team will ask questions about your health history, and your information will be reviewed by a physician or health care practitioner to determine the best course of care.

Monitor health status.

Our trained medical staff will monitor your health status carefully throughout your treatment. If at any point you need medical care beyond what we can provide, we will arrange for you to be transferred to an appropriate healthcare facility. Your safety is our first priority.

Administer testing associated with detoxification from alcohol or drugs.

We use a variety of tests and medications to help clients through the detoxification process. This includes toxicology tests for drug screening purposes, blood alcohol content tests, and laboratory tests, as needed.

Oversee patient self-administered medications.

If you take prescribed medications from a physician—for example, antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications—you will be allowed to continue taking them during the rehabilitation process, as long as the medications do not conflict with your substance abuse treatment regimen.

We will work closely with your doctor (if applicable) to ensure you are able to continue taking any necessary self-administered medications while in treatment. Substances like stimulants, medical marijuana, and muscle relaxants, however, can interfere with treatment. These are generally contraindicated (not allowed).

Treat substance abuse disorders, including detoxification.

Treating substance use disorders is a multifaceted process. It requires input and oversight from an interdisciplinary treatment team. This may include your primary care physician or other external providers, working in coordination with our addiction specialists, licensed therapists, and medical providers.

Adelante Recovery Center has on-site medical providers for clients who need medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone, Naltrexone, Buprenorphine, or other medications during the detoxification process.

Learn more about Adelante’s addiction treatment programs, staff, and our luxury residential facility. We welcome you to get in touch for more information.

Adelante Recovery Center is licensed and certified by the Department of Health Care Services.

License #: 300716AP

Expiration Date: 02/28/2025

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