The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) pays for interpreter services for patients participating in DBHR-funded treatment services provided on-site at a certified treatment facility. DBHR also pays for interpreter services for people who attend DBHR-funded or sponsored events, such as major statewide conferences and public meetings.
- Patients who are partially or fully funded by DBHR and are in a state-funded chemical dependency treatment program.
- Parents of DBHR public assistance patients when required by the treatment plan to be present.
- People who attend DBHR-funded or sponsored events, such as major statewide conferences and public meetings.
Patients whose treatment is not paid for by DBHR. These are usually private pay or private insurance patients.
- DBHR-funded assessments, inpatient, and outpatient treatment services from a DBHR contractor or county subcontractor.
- In-house Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings while in residential treatment if the meetings are required by the patient's treatment plan.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meetings that are not required by the patient's treatment plan or are not in-house.
- Translation of agency-specific forms.
- For residential treatment, interpreters are not covered during meals, sporting activities, or free-time.
- Prevention services such as domestic violence classes, parenting classes, community outreach programs, etc.
- Long-term training activities funded through the county.
The treatment provider must complete and fax an Interpreter Services Request/Approval form to the DBHR Interpreter Services Coordinator and receive approval before services take place.
Instructions on completing the approval form.
The DBHR Interpreter Services Coordinator is Ronnie San Nicolas 360.725.1280