The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is committed to addressing the opioid crisis.

Through DHCS’s Opioid Response efforts, we invest in prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery efforts.

DHCS Opioid Response focuses on three goals:

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Saving lives

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Ensuring access to treatment

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Reducing barriers to care

Learn more about DHCS Opioid Response


Discover the projects implemented under DHCS Opioid Response across California.


Explore funding opportunities for organizations that are addressing the opioid crisis.


Learn how DHCS Opioid Response initiatives are making a difference.

Latest Updates

California to Purchase CalRx Branded Over-the-Counter Naloxone for $24

California, disrupting the drug industry through CalRx®, is now set to purchase twin-packs of life-saving naloxone nasal spray for almost half of the current market price. Qualifying organizations in the state, including first responders, universities, and community organizations, can access the state’s naloxone supply for free.

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