Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator (Locator) Overview



in this tutorial video we will show you how to use SAMHSA's behavioral health treatment services locator you can access the locator at vine treatment Samsa gov in the middle of the home page enter a starting location while you are typing our system will provide autocomplete options that you can choose from click search facilities or hit the enter key and the site will take you to the locator map page the facilities in the area will be displayed as different colored dots please see the legend in the bottom left corner to identify the different colored dots in the find facility box in the top right corner of the screen you can narrow the search area by clicking on state county or distance if you choose to search by distance from the center of the search use the drop down menu to change the number of miles for the search radius for this example we will keep the distance at five miles next you can choose the service type the default selection is substance-abuse si which limits the list of facilities to only substance abuse treatment facilities or you can choose the mental health MH option which limits the list of facilities to only mental health treatment facilities if you wish to search both substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities select si and MH please note the shortcuts available for health care centers buprenorphine physicians and Veterans Affairs selecting any of these three shortcuts will automatically update the list and map to show facilities that meet the selected criteria for this example we will select substance abuse si once you make your service type selection the search services menu will appear carefully review all of the options and check the boxes that best fit your needs you can search for language services offered special programs or groups the type of payment accepted and many other services you can click on search more services to expand your selection options to return to the original list of services click the same button now named search less services for this example we will search for outpatient treatment facilities that accept Medicaid clients under service settings select outpatient and under payment / insurance slash funding accepted select Medicaid you can click on the X in the top right corner of the search services menu or anywhere else on the screen to hide the menu on the right side of your screen is a list of outpatient treatment facilities that accept Medicaid clients and the corresponding facility locations are populated on the map in the list you can click on a facility name and a pin will drop on the map identifying that facility or you can click on any dot on the screen to display that facilities information and the system will find and highlight this particular facility in the list of facilities next we will show you an example of how to filter facility search results once you have cleared the previous search and close the search services menu click on the filter / sort button at the top of the facilities list by default the list is sorted by distance low to high if you wish to change how the list is sorted click on distance low to high to view the drop down menu and make your selection for this example we will sort facilities facility name A to Z click apply then the X in the top right corner and the list of facilities is now arranged alphabetically by facility name you can also filter by entering a full or partial facility name full or partial facility address or full or partial facility phone number for this example we will search by partial address click on the filter slash sort button and in facility address we will type in first as in first street click apply then the X in the top right corner and the list of facilities is now limited to those with first in its address to remove these filters simply click on the filter slash sort button click clear then the X in the top right corner the map and facilities list are restored to the original settings with the default filter of distance low to high this was a tutorial of how to use SAMHSA's behavioral health treatment services locator

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