State-Funded Services for Individuals without Medicaid
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Cardinal Innovations Healthcare manages state-funded services for mental health, intellectual and developmental disability and substance use disorder services in the 20-county area of Alamance, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance and Warren counties. State-funded services are available to individuals who do not have private insurance or Medicaid benefits. State services are subject to available funding and are not an entitlement.

Members who receive state-funded services are subject to a sliding-fee scale, which means they may be responsible for some percentage of the cost of services. Additionally, eligibility for some state-funded services is not based on income, such as Respite Care for Developmental Disabilities and Adult Developmental Vocational Programs (ADVP).

Because state services depend on available funds, there may be a waiting list for these services. A waiting list may be necessary when the demand for services is greater than available resources (non-Medicaid funds only) or when service capacity is reached and there are no available providers for the service. The Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Utilization Management Department maintains a waiting list for all services meeting the service capacity or funding limitations.

Services are offered for mental health, intellectual/developmental disability and substance use disorder needs at several levels: basic, basic augmented and enhanced. The services that you may be eligible for are based on your needs, treatment history and the state’s definition of medical necessity.