Crestwood Behavioral Health

Peer Support

Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. (RRS) is an approved Training Vendor through the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA).

For individuals in California, we are here to support you as you pursue your Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Program.

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Program

orientation workshop

Are you interested in attending an online Orientation Workshop to find out more about the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Program?

This Orientation Workshop will provide you information on how to become a Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist in California. You will learn about the process, training options and much more!

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download our “Welcome Letter” that provides information about Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc./Recovery Resilience Solutions (RRS) and several of our training policies and procedures


Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Program Training Classes

RRS offers three options for Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Program:

  • Onsite
  • Hybrid (part online [facilitated, live]/part onsite)
  • Online

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Peer Focused Law and Ethics Training

RRS offers a 6-hour Recovery Principles in Law and Ethics Course – “Practicing Peer Support Services within the Framework of Law and Ethics while Understanding the Recovery Principles Behind Them.”

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Mental Health Services – Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Program
In September of 2020, Senate Bill (SB) 803 (Beall, Chapter 150, Statues of 2020) was chaptered, requiring DHCS to seek federal approval to establish Peer Specialist as a provider type and to provide distinct peer support services under the SMHS and DMC-ODS programs. While services provided by peers can currently be claimed under the provider type “other qualified provider” within the SMHS program, and recovery services provided by peers can be claimed within the DMC-ODS programs, DHCS is proposing to add peers as a unique provider type within specific reimbursable services and to allow counties to opt-in to provide this valuable resource. DHCS has determined the peer certification standards are in alignment with the provisions SB 803 (Beall, Chapter 150, Statutes of 2020), and in accordance with CMS’ guidance will have the new benefit in place by the end of 2022.

Get current information regarding the timeline of the implementation of SB803 via California Department of Health Care Services

Read the entire Senate Bill for 803.

Additional SB803 updates: