Gateway Team

Site Address: 

1401 L Street

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone screening line:  866-266-4898

Population served/who is eligible:

Screening and placement services are available for self-referred individuals, misdemeanor probationers and parolees, Calworks, Child Protective Services, and felony probationers.

Treatment priority is given to the pregnant and/or parenting clients or applicants in the following order:

    1.  Pregnant injecting drug user

    2.  Pregnant drug users

    3.  Injecting drug users

    4.  All others

Services Provided:

  1. Screenings:  Gateway provides screening and placement of individuals referred for notable substance use disorders.  Screenings can be conducted in person or by phone.  There is no charge for the screening and referral process.  Individuals make their own financial arrangements with the service provider. 

  2. Placement:  Following a screening by clinical staff, individuals are referred to an outpatient or residential provider certified by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).  Referral is made to appropriate SUD treatment provider based on level of care. 

  3. Partnership:  In addition to self-referrals the Gateway works closely with community contract providers, Probation, Department of Rehabilitation, the courts, and the Department of Human Services Child Protective Services. 

Services can be provided:   

  • In the office

  • By telephone 

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