Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SAMHSA recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing the following guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country.  SAMHSA stands ready to assist in any manner possible.

SAMHSA Resources and Information

NEW: Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19

COVID-19 Information for SAMHSA Discretionary Grant Recipients

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance (PDF | 168 KB)

TAP 34: Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs

Considerations for the Care and Treatment of Mental and Substance Use Disorders in the COVID-19 Epidemic: March 20, 2020 (PDF | 76 KB)

Considerations for Crisis Centers and Clinicians in Managing the Treatment of Alcohol or Benzodiazepine Withdrawal during the COVID-19 Epidemic: March 19, 2020 (PDF | 213 KB)

Considerations for Outpatient Mental and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings (PDF | 104 KB)

COVID-19: Interim Considerations for State Psychiatric Hospitals (PDF | 133 KB)

NEW: Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19 (PDF | 124 KB)

Virtual Recovery Resources (PDF | 244 KB)

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak (PDF | 493 KB)

Disaster Distress Helpline

Telework and DFWP Drug Testing During COVID-19

Guidance for OTPs

Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Guidance (March 16, 2020) (PDF | 216 KB)

NEW: OTP Guidance for Patients Quarantined at Home with the Coronavirus (PDF | 154 KB)

NEW: FAQs: Provision of Methadone and Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the COVID-19 Emergency (PDF | 137 KB)

Sample OTP COVID-19 FAQs (PDF | 341 KB)

Use of Telemedicine While Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment (PDF | 146 KB)

Additional Federal Guidance

NEW: DEA SAMHSA Buprenorphine Telemedicine (PDF | 209 KB)

OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

The Notification of Enforcement Discretion on Telehealth Remote Communications

DEA Information on Telemedicine (PDF | 75 KB)

DEA Diversion Control Division COVID-19 Information

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Last Updated: 04/06/2020