Gambling Studies Program

About CalGETS

The California Gambling Education and Treatment Services (CalGETS) is the result of the collaboration between the Office of Problem Gambling (OPG) and the UCLA Gambling Studies Program (UGSP). The CalGETS has four main components: training, treatment provider network, clinical innovation program, and the problem gambling telephone interventions program. The treatment provider network is composed of outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and residential treatment. The CalGETS is a multimodal, stepped-care treatment network that encompasses a continuum of integrated services, which delivers a broad spectrum of evidence-based treatment to California residents.

The CalGETS Goals and Principles are as follows:

  • Establish a statewide treatment program that will reduce the negative impact of problem and pathological gambling in California
  • Establish a broad spectrum of treatment services using a stepped-care approach to address diverse multi-cultural treatment needs for problem and pathological gamblers and affected individuals
  • Establish California-specific problem gambling training programs that will enhance the knowledge and therapeutic skill of providers
  • Ensure that all eligible clients have freedom of choice in selecting treatment providers capable of addressing unique individual needs and preferences
  • Empower clients to be involved in the recovery process by being informed about and participating in all treatment decisions made about the services they receive

The CalGETS Privacy Office

The California Department of Public Health Privacy Office is responsible for ensuring the maintenance of the Department’s Privacy Program when the Department collects, uses, maintains, discloses, or disposes of personal or confidential information. 

Funded by the California Department of Public Health and the California Office of Problem Gambling: