Office of Problem Gambling

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California Gambling Education and Treatment Services

CalGETS services are offered at no cost to problem gamblers and affected individuals. Treatment services are provided as a stepped-care approach from brief interventions, self-help workbooks, one-on-one counseling and even residential care. Clients have the ability to choose the services that best fits their needs. All treatment services are confidential, and provided by licensed mental health providers specially trained in the treatment of problem gambling behavior.

Telephone Counseling

Can't find an outpatient provider close to your home?
Not sure you are ready for face- to-face counseling?
Confidential telephone counseling is available at no cost.
Telephone counseling from the privacy of your own home.
  • 1-800-GAMBLER
    (800 426-2537 or TTY 800 722-0997)

    Telephone Counseling available in English and Spanish Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • 1-888-968-7888 (TTY 888-968-7888)
    Telephone Counseling Services available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

IOP is conducted in a licensed substance use disorder treatment program with experience in treating pathological gamblers. IOP serves as a bridge for clients transitioning between residential and outpatient, and those who require treatment that extends beyond once a week. IOP treatment includes 3 hour sessions, three days per week.

Beit T’Shuvah’s RIGHT ACTION Problem Gambling Program Presents: Residential & Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Problem Gamblers.
Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) Problem Gambling Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program provides counseling to the gambler at no cost in the form of educational and process groups, one-on-one counseling with a licensed clinician, and case management services. Treatment is effective, and recovery is attainable. When you are ready, we are here to help.
  • 619-521-5720 ext. 313
  • Intakes are conducted on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 9am-2pm, or in the evenings as needed. (Please allow 24 business hours for phone or email responses).
  • 3288 El Cajon Blvd, Suite 13, San Diego CA 92104

Outpatient Providers

Authorized CalGETS providers with specialized training in the treatment of problem gambling behavior. No cost counseling sessions for problem gamblers and affected individuals in an office setting.

Outpatient providers now have the opportunity to offer group sessions for both gamblers and affected individuals. Group sessions must have a minimum of five and a maximum of ten clients. Group sessions will be 60-90 minutes in duration. See provider directory to find out if there is a group provider in your area!

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment provides 24 hour care, recovery activities and support to problem gamblers for 30 days. Treatment is conducted in a licensed substance use disorder treatment program with experience in treating gambling disorders.

Beit T’Shuvah’s RIGHT ACTION Problem Gambling Program Presents: Residential & Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Problem Gamblers.
If you or someone you know needs treatment for a gambling disorder healthRIGHT 360 is an authorized CalGETS provider offering residential care for gamblers. Gamblers entering healthRIGHT360 will be housed in a facility that also offers individuals with a substance use disorder a full spectrum of residential and outpatient services including mental health, medication management, case management, individual and group therapy, primary medical care, chronic disease management (diabetes, HIV, hepatitis B/C), specialized services for women, family advocacy and reunification, parolee services, workforce development, and housing resources and referrals. Gamblers will attend some weekly specialized treatment sessions, but will also attend sessions integrated with other clients.

Call our Intake Department at 414-762-3700 Extension: 10202 (Intake Office hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm) or attend an orientation session held Monday – Friday from 8:45 am to 9:30 am at our Central Intake Office.

UCLA Gambling Studies Program

The UCLA Gambling Studies Program is now enrolling California residents who are seeking help to manage their gambling problems into their Clinical Innovations Program. This project is free to those who are eligible. In addition, participants who complete this treatment program will also receive compensation.
To find out more about this treatment program, contact the UCLA Gambling Studies Program by calling: 310.825.4845; e-mailing: or visiting the website,

The UCLA Gambling Studies Program is devoted to understanding pathological gambling, its causes, natural history, cultural factors, and the obstacles to successful treatment. It is part of The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior, including the genetic, biological, behavioral and sociocultural underpinnings of normal behavior, and the causes and consequences of neuropsychiatric disorders.
CalGETS Outpatient Providers

Zoom in on the map to enlarge the area of California in which you would like to locate a State-authorized Problem Gambling Treatment Provider. Then click on one of the red dots to obtain details on a particular treatment service provider in that area.

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Office of Problem Gambling (OPG)
1616 Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 997377 MS-8700
Sacramento, CA 95899
Office: (916) 327-8611
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