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Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit

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Updated AOD Certification Standards Information

DSM-5 Updates

On October 7, 2016, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) issued MHSUDS Information Notice No. 16-051 which directed providers of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders services to implement the use of DSM-5 within their clinical documentation by April 1 2017.

Accordingly, Contra Costa County Alcohol and Other Drug Services have revised the following forms to show that the DSM-5 diagnosis code and the corresponding ICD-10 code are documented for Alcohol and Other Drug System of Care treatment providers.

  • Revised CalOMS Episode Opening Form
  • Intake/Admission Form
  • Treatment Plan

For your convenience, the following reference materials are available below in a downloadable format.

Remember: Effective April 1, 2017, all open records must have an included DSM-5 diagnosis and corresponding ICD-10 code.