Priority Populations

Notice of Priority Admissions to Substance Use Treatment

The Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has identified certain populations that must receive priority admission to treatment when the cost of the services is covered by the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant. Since Gateway is a recipient of Block Grant funding, these populations have priority status for admissions because of their impact on families and society.

Preferences of treatment will be given in the following order:

  1. Pregnant women and women with dependent children
  2. Intravenous drug users
  3. Tuberculosis services
  4. Early intervention services for HIV/AIDS
  5. Primary prevention services
  6. Other persons who need treatment