In order to receive substance use disorder treatment services, Medicaid requires that each individual meet medical necessity criteria. After a request for service is made, Partners provides a complete biopsychosocial assessment (accepted by the Department of Health) that determines whether a client has a substance use disorder. We then use the patient placement criteria to determine the level of intervention needed to address any disorder found.

For questions or further information, please contact Kolleen Seward at (509) 598-7628 or