Centers of Excellence

The PA Department of Human Services launched the Centers of Excellence (COE) program in 2016 in response to the growing opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. Centers of Excellence help Medical Assistance recipients who have an OUD to get the treatment and follow-up care they need, as well as support within their communities. Our SUD team works with the COE agencies in Community Care counties to provide technical assistance on engagement and retention in treatment and other strategies to support this critical expansion of resources to address the opioid epidemic.