Tailored Plans will start October 1, 2023
NC Medicaid changed the start date for Tailored Plans to October 1, 2023. Until October 1, 2023, you will keep getting services the way you do now. 

Information and processes on this page will be changing in the weeks to come. 
Learn about Tailored Plan here

Great news! NC Health Choice will automatically move to NC Medicaid on April 1, 2023. Some benefits will be better; the rest will stay the same. Look for your new Medicaid ID card in March. Questions? Go to NC Health Choice Move to Medicaid or call Member & Recipient Services at 1-877-685-2415.


Provider Recruitment or Vendor Opportunities

Request for Proposals (RFP) | Request for Application (RFA) | Request for Information (RFI)

Below is a list of needed services, supports or vendors in the Trillium Health Resources catchment area.  To learn more about opportunities that interest you, click on the RFP/RFA/RFI Title below to download additional details.

Applicant Instructions:

If you would like to apply for an opportunity, please complete the following steps:

  1. Read the opportunity document thoroughly and ensure you meet ALL requirements.
  2. Prepare the materials required to submit the application including all required documents. 
  3. Submit an application using the “APPLICATION LINK” embedded in each RFP/RFA/RFI opportunity or other instructions as listed.

Question and Answers:

  • All questions must be asked via the “QUESTIONS” link within the RFP/RFA/RFI.  
  • Questions must be submitted by the deadline. 
  • Answers to all submitted questions will be posted under each opportunity.


  • When awards are determined, they may be posted on this webpage for a minimum of 7 days or may be announced in a Network Communication Bulletin. 
  • Awarded providers or entities will receive direct correspondence from Network Development or the hiring department regarding implementation.

Funds for NCGA for Opioid Remediation will be awarded to the following providers

A total of $605,303.46 will be awarded and will go towards buprenorphine and Vivitrol (part of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder), naloxone kits (to reverse an opioid overdose), needle containers, lock boxes, and screening kits.

  • Passages
  • Progressive Care Services
  • Rural Health Group
  • Bladen County 
  • Columbus County
  • Hope Clinic
  • Coastal Horizons
  • Hyde County Health Department
  • RCCHC-Ahoskie
  • Camden County Health Department
  • MTW District Health

Current RFP, RFA and RFI

Trillium Juvenile Justice Psychological Assessment and Evaluation Network

Trillium Health Resources is the LME/MCO for individuals with substance use, mental illness, and intellectual/developmental disabilities in 28 counties in eastern NC. Trillium’s mission is transforming lives and building community well-being through partnership and proven solutions.  We help every community and individual we serve to reach their fullest potential.  By coordinating care across multiple systems, we achieve improved health outcomes, quality of care, and efficient use of resources.  Trillium remains focused on delivering the right services, in the right amount, at the right time.

Trillium Health Resources is developing a Network for the independent assessment and evaluation of justice involved youth.  We are inviting local licensed psychologist to conduct comprehensive clinical evaluations including when needed psychological testing for youth ages 6-17 years old that are referred from juvenile court services.  This request seeks to address gaps in care for youth being referred. Trilliums goal is for this population to have access to a valid, reliable and comprehensive evaluation to determine the best services for these youth given appropriate diagnoses, treatment and placement recommendations.  Flexibility and timely responsiveness in scheduling appointments and completion of documentation and reports are both essential.   Duties include completing comprehensive clinical evaluations, consulting with juvenile court counseling staff, school staff, psychiatrists, social services, and other agencies as needed, attending required meetings and trainings, writing reports, and providing emergency risk assessments for youth who are being seen at the Division of Juvenile Justice office to determine if that youth poses a safety threat to themselves or others.  Applications will be considered from NC Licensed Psychologists (LP) and Licensed Psychological Associates (LPA). Trillium intends to work with Psychologist to cover all costs associated with this work.

Priority Consideration:  

Overall the rate of referrals to juvenile court and suspensions from school have declined over recent years, however the disparity between minority and nonminority referrals and suspensions has largely remained unchanged, evidencing multi-systemic problems with disproportionate minority contacts, juvenile court referrals and school suspensions.  To that end, Trillium Health Resources is particularly interested in providers that seek to work with the population of youth and the adults having authority over them in the home, school and community environments who are disproportionally impacted by involvement across multiple agencies.  The willingness to provide services onsite or in close proximity to the county juvenile justice services office location is preferred.

Application Submission Requirements:  

Psychologist and Licensed Psychological Associates interested in this work please email Cindy Ehlers at Cindy.Ehlers@TrilliumNC.org for this recruitment and put RFI for Psychologist in the subject line

Trillium is accepting proposals to support opioid remediation programs throughout the 28 county coverage area.  These funds are restricted to the following uses:

  1. To purchase low-cost naloxone and other supplies like lock boxes and distribute them free of charge to harm reduction programs located in the 28 counties covered by Trillium for the purpose of reducing the number of opioid-related overdoses and deaths. 
  2. To purchase all forms of medications approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of opioid use disorder and distribute them free of charge to jails located in the 28 county coverage area.
  3. To fund community-based opioid treatment programs located in the 28 counties that provide opioid agonist treatment or facilitate the provision of opioid agonist treatment from other providers.
  4. To purchase equipment for local opioid use disorder treatment programs located in the 28 counties to enable rapid analysis of opioids and other drugs causing overdose and overdose related deaths.  

Trillium is focused on increasing health equity and will prioritize funding in counties that are Tier I and programs operated by historically underutilized providers.  Tier I counties include Columbus, Bladen, Jones, Hyde, Tyrrell, Washington, Martin, Bertie, Pasquotank, Chowan, Hertford, Northampton, Halifax and Nash.   Trillium will focus resources on programs that address marginalized populations to include the uninsured and underinsured, people with disabilities, black, indigenous or people of color and areas that experience health care disparities throughout our 28 covered counties.  

Trillium is requesting proposals from our counties, community partners, healthcare providers, schools and universities, and faith based communities to provide these options to the people who live, work and play in our 28 counties. Interested parties should submit a proposal that follows the above funding restrictions to Cindy.Ehlers@TrilliumNC.org and in the subject line include, RE: Opioid Remediation Request for Funding by February 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. 

Please include the following in your written proposal:

  • Specific county or counties or cities within the Trillium’s 28 counties that you will support 
  • Specific area(s) in 1-4 (above) that you are requesting funding.  If you are requesting funding of medications for jails please include a letter of support from the local sheriff.  
  • Please also include the amount of funding you are requesting along with information supporting estimates.  For example, if you are going to propose that you will purchase 500 Naloxone kits or other supplies and distribute them free of charge include an estimate for the number of naloxone kits (or other supplies) and the estimated price from the vendor you plan to use. 
  • If you are going to purchase equipment for local opioid treatment programs that enable rapid analysis of opioids and other drugs causing overdose related deaths please attach the estimate from the vendor for the equipment.  

DUE Febraury 28, 2023

Trillium has been allocated $251,792 in Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SAPTBG) funds by DMH/DD/SAS on a one-time basis for nicotine replacement therapy for uninsured individuals in substance use disorder treatment settings, so they experience no barriers to accessing evidence-based treatment for nicotine withdrawal.

The funding can be used for the following: 

  • Coordinating with a vendor to provide over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) to provider organizations to be kept onsite for uninsured patients with substance use disorder receiving the following services, including, but not limited to facility-based crisis, non-hospital medical detox, detox social setting, supervised living- low, supervised living- moderate, group living- low, group living- medium, group living high, and substance abuse halfway houses. 
  • Ensuring there are no barriers to accessing medications by promoting the utilization of NRT medications in the abovementioned settings, as well as utilization of Quitline services. Promotion includes, but is not limited to: 
    • Educating providers about how to access NRT for members, offering or promoting training in evidence-based tobacco use treatment for staff, educating provider agencies on connecting clients with Quitline services for additional support and medications.
    • Working with inpatient and residential settings to ensure standing orders or doctor’s orders from referring providers are in place in both inpatient and residential settings, so that there is no gap between a patient developing nicotine withdrawal and receiving adequate medication to treat that withdrawal. NC DHHS’ standing order that allows pharmacists to dispense NRT is a useful example of an evidence-based algorithm for dosing over-the-counter combination NRT through a standing order. o In residential settings, NRT provided through these funds is meant to serve as a bridge to treat nicotine withdrawal until the patient is connected to another community source (such as QuitlineNC, a local health department, etc.). 
    • Meet with or communicate with DMH/DD/SAS and DPH staff as needed to troubleshoot any problems with providers or patients accessing NRT. 
  • Submit a semi-annual demographic report with age, gender, race, and ethnicity data for on or around January 20 and July 20 of each year of the funding. 
  • Monitor expenditure of these funds and work with DMH/DD/SAS and Division of Public Health (DPH) staff to reallocate funds as necessary to ensure funds are spent cost effectively and maximize access  to nicotine replacement therapy for members.

Eligible providers must have be a non-profit and have a contract with Trillium Health Resources. Please send any questions about NRT funding applications to  Dana Painter at Dana.Painter@TrilliumNC.org

Submit the Request for Application   

Current Service Needs

In order to increase access to care for our members, Trillium Health Resources is seeking experienced providers to apply for the opportunities below. 

Trillium, as a partner in the NC Child and Family Improvement Initiative, is developing a statewide network of child treatment providers to ensure that children and families engaged with DSS have continuity of care without delay or interruption when moving from one area of North Carolina to another.  Trillium currently has providers located throughout NC to best meet the needs of its members, especially members who are children engaged with DSS for foster care programs, kinship placement, or adoption.

Effective 7-25-22 Trillium will expand its existing statewide Network through an Open Enrollment for Child Treatment Providers statewide to ensure that children and adolescents have access to the services they need across NC. To see the list of services included in the Open Enrollment, please click on “Submit Your Application”.

Providers must be enrolled and credentialed with NC Tracks for NC Medicaid and meet service eligibility requirements, including licensure and accreditation, when applicable. To clarify, providers must have any applicable license in place prior to application in order to qualify for the recruitment opportunity.

Open Enrollment for child treatment providers will be extended until March 31, 2023.

Submit your Questions

Submit Your Application

This recruitment should not be interpreted as a contract (implicit, explicit, or implied), nor does it imply any form of an agreement to any potential candidate. In addition, no inference should be made that Trillium will purchase and/or implement in the future any of the programs or services proposed by the respondents.

Trillium Health Resources (Trillium) is seeking to identify mission-driven organizations and/or practitioners that are interested in providing Office Based Opioid Treatment Services (OBOT).

Office-based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) is defined as treatment of opioid use disorders in the clinical setting by a qualified provider as defined under Public Law 106-310 Section 3501 (a) (G) (ii) to prescribe buprenorphine or buprenorphine-naloxone medications.

Qualified providers shall have a current DEA registration that includes Schedule III authority, and North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Drug Control Unit registrations as they are required to operate as an Office-based Opioid Treatment Practice.
This open recruitment applies to both in-network and out-of-network providers enrolled in NC Tracks or eligible to enroll in NC Tracks, who are free of sanctions, fraud investigations, and/or current or previous IRS liens. More than one provider/practitioner may be selected. NC Tracks enrollment is required prior to contracting. 
This recruitment is being used as a means to expand the Medicaid network of OBOT Providers that are capable of providing this service to Trillium Members throughout the Trillium catchment area
This recruitment should not be interpreted as a contract (implicit, explicit, or implied), nor does it imply any form of an agreement to any potential candidate. In addition, no inference should be made that Trillium will purchase and/or implement in the future any of the programs or services proposed by the respondents.
Interested Providers should submit an application to the link below: 

Trillium Health Resources (Trillium) is seeking to identify mission-driven organizations that are interested in providing overnight Respite Services for Children/Adolescents. This recruitment is being used as a means to expand the network of Respite Providers capable of providing these services to Trillium Members who have mental health, substance use and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities and are also involved with the Department of Social Services. Trillium is accepting applications for licensed 5100 homes AND for providers interested in seeking licensure within the Trillium catchment area. Recruitment applies to Medicaid Services only.

This open recruitment applies to both in-network and out-of-network providers enrolled in NC Tracks who are free of contract sanctions, fraud investigations, and/or current or previous IRS liens. More than one provider may be selected.

This recruitment should not be interpreted as a contract (implicit, explicit, or implied), nor does it imply any form of an agreement to any potential candidate. In addition, no inference should be made that Trillium will purchase and/or implement in the future any of the programs or services proposed by the respondents.

Trillium Health Resources is hosting an open enrollment for Psychological Services in order to allow more individuals access to the quality care they need.  Trillium Health Resources is currently accepting applications for Psychologist and Licensed Psychological Associates, including Individuals and Groups, to provide outpatient services to Medicaid beneficiaries.

Please note:

  • Psychological Testing including testing for Innovations Waiver members and Evaluation for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Level of Care Assessment (Trillium training required.)
  • Specialized Consultative Services, Including development of Behavior Support Plans.

In order to increase access to care, providers within the 28-county Trillium catchment area, as well as neighboring Out of Catchment counties (including Cumberland, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Greene, Johnston, Lenoir, Robeson, Sampson, Wake, Warren & Wilson) are eligible. Both in-network and out-of-network providers may apply. 
Providers must be registered with NC Tracks. Psychologists must be licensed in the State of NC and demonstrate experience with the population served. All applicants are required to be credentialed with Trillium prior to the delivery of services. 

Network Application Enrollment Request

Trillium Health Resources (Trillium) will not award a contract on the basis of this notice or otherwise pay for information solicited by it.

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