Providers & Professionals

Be Well Texas Provider Network

Expand your knowledge in substance use disorder treatment and best practices by joining our network.

What is the
Provider Network?

The Be Well Texas Provider Network is a statewide group of health care providers and clinics that are specially trained in the most up-to-date treatments for drug and alcohol use. The network is made up of three types of programs: Hospital-Based Services Medications for Substance Use Disorders (SUD), Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), and Recovery Support Services (RSS). 

 Why join?

  • Gain access to a statewide network of treatment and recovery providers for collaboration, resource sharing, and support. 
  • Engage in free training and telementoring opportunities that build workforce capacity and improve community access to high-quality care.   
  • Receive assistance in acquiring and using innovative tools, like telehealth, to reach more patients.  
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Learn more about the types of programs 
we support 

Hospital-Based Services
Hospital-based services support the implementation of evidence-based screening within hospital settings, facilitate early intervention – including medication – for SUD, and timely referral to community-based services for continuity of care. Specific types of programs include:

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Services (SBIRT): An evidence-based strategy that empowers hospital-based settings to build an integrated, public health approach for the delivery of early intervention to individuals with SUD.

Support Hospital Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (SHOUT): With funding through the Texas Targeted Opioid Response, SHOUT offers a multidisciplinary and interprofessional approach to identifying patients with opioid use disorder, initiating buprenorphine therapy within the hospital setting, linking patients to outpatient care at discharge, and providing institutional education and stigma reduction.
Learn more about SHOUT
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
The Be Well Texas MAT programs expand access to medications for SUD to underserved populations across Texas. Services are designed to alleviate the adverse physiological effects of withdrawal from alcohol and other SUDs, address the diagnostic criterion listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), and meet the individual needs of clients. Be Well Texas supports three types of initiatives:

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Provides treatment in the form of medications (Methadone, Buprenorphine and Extended-release Naltrexone), counseling, and behavioral therapies for SUD.

Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT): Provides outpatient treatment in the form of medications (Buprenorphine and Extended-release Naltrexone), counseling, and behavioral therapies for SUD.

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder (MAT-AUD): Provides access to FDA-approved medications for SUD with a focus on referrals to counseling and Recovery Support services
Recovery Support Services (RSS)
Developed by people in recovery for people in recovery, these programs foster connections between individuals with SUD, their care team, and their community to promote continuity and long-term recovery. Be Well Texas aims to increase the availability of RSS by working with providers around the state. Each program, grounded in the values of Be Well Texas, is unique and serves to enhance recovery for all Texans, especially those who are most vulnerable to SUD. The network includes five types of programs:

Recovery Support Services (TTOR RSS): Offering long-term RSS for individuals with a history of opioid and/or stimulant use, this program utilizes Certified Peer Specialists who provide “reach-in” support during incarceration to ensure individuals with a history of opioid and/or stimulant use successfully transition from incarceration and other rehabilitative settings into appropriate community-based care.

Peer Recovery Support Services (PRS-RSS): This program helps to develop Texas’s behavioral health crisis response capacity by enhancing and expanding recovery support services. This is accomplished through peer training and certification and enhanced professional development opportunities for certified peer specialists and recovery support staff.

Virtual Recovery Support Services (PRS-RS-VBH): This program aims to expand Texas’ telecommunications and technology infrastructure in order to build capacity for crisis service and response. Notably, this includes an extension of virtual services delivered by certified peer specialists and recovery support staff.

Recovery Residences for Emerging Adults (RRH-EA): To address a critical cap in the SUD services continuum, this program establishes and maintains specialized recovery housing residences for individuals ages 18-25.

Texas Emergency Response COVID-19 Behavioral Health (TEC-BH): Designed to support a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, this program emphasizes evidence-based SUD treatment and supportive services for individuals in Texas impacted by the pandemic, SUD, and co-occurring, non-severe mental illness. Serving adolescent (16 years or older) and/or adult participants, Tec-BH supports access, retention, and stabilization through linkage to medical, behavioral health, recovery support and other social services.
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