Beneficiaries of Medi-Cal/Drug Medi-Cal have a right to receive medically necessary treatment services in both the Mental Health Plan (or MHP, for primary diagnosis of a Mental Health condition) and Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS, for primary diagnosis of a Substance Use Disorder). For a complete description of services, rights and responsibilities, please refer to the Beneficiary Handbooks for either the MHP or DMC-ODS.
When interacting with the County of San Diego, residents are entitled to interpretation services free of charge which are available in over 200 languages.
If you receive services and are not satisfied, you may file a complaint (known as a grievance) with the following programs:
- For inpatient/residential services: Jewish Family Service (JFS) Patient Advocacy Program: (800) 479-2233
- For outpatient services: Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA): (877) 734-3258
If you do not agree with the County of San Diego’s decision regarding your treatment, you have the right to file an appeal.
If you still do not agree with the County of San Diego’s decision following an appeal, you have the right to file a state hearing.
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