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Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe): Medicaid-eligible youth

WISe is a voluntary service that uses a team approach to meet a child/youth's needs. It provides intensive mental health services to support youth and their family to meet their goals. The focus of WISe is:

  • To provide intensive mental health services designed to assist children, youth, and their families in achieving wellness, safety, and to strengthen relationships within their community.
  • To develop an individualized care plan, based on strengths and needs that respect their family culture, norms, and preferences.
  • Within the team approach, team members include natural supports (such as family, friends, and religious leaders) and the professionals who work with the family (such as counselors, schools, CPS, and probation officers).
  • To offer services and supports in locations and at times that work best for children, youth, and families (including in the house or a public location of choice, and on evenings or weekends).
  • To identify or provide resources and supports for children, youth, and their families.
  • To provide help during a time of crisis.

  • For individuals, up to 21 years of age, with complex behavioral health needs, that could benefit from a higher level of care or is at risk of out of home placement
  • Individual is Mediciad Eligible
  • ANYONE can make a referral to WISe
  • Screening requirements:
    • Medicaid Eligibility
    • Completion of a CANS Screen (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths)
    • Meet the CANS Screening Algorithim
    • Meet the Access to Care Standards (standards used by mental health agencies to get the right level of services to individuals)

Referrals for a WISe screen can be made anytime directly to a WISe agency. All referrals should result in a CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths tool) screening. This screen will determine whether it appears your child could benefit from the level of care WISe offers. This screening tool can be completed over the phone or in-person. To find out who to contact please refer to the table below.


School Districts Served and/or Specialty

Catholic Community Services


Phone: 253-759-9544


Center for Human Services


Lake Washington, Northshore, Shoreline


Phone: 206-631-8801

Fax: 206-362-7152


Childhaven **


Seattle & Auburn


Serving: Youth under age 6.

Phone: 206-957-4841

Fax: 206-433-8566




All King County


Phone: 206-517-0234

Fax: 206-525-9795




South Seattle, West Seattle, Renton, Burien, Tukwila, Des Moines

Serving: Youth up to age 21.

Phone: 206-490-0985 or 877-949-4647


Sound – Bellevue, Seattle, Tukwila


Bellevue , ½ Lake Washington (Redmond), Mercer Island, Seattle, Highline, Renton, Tukwila, Vashon Island


Phone: 206-451-9544

Fax: 206-634-3596


Therapeutic Health Services


Phone: 206-322-7676


Valley Cities Behavioral Health

Auburn, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent

Phone: (206) 408-5246

Fax: (253) 856-1025


All King County

LIMITED TO: Youth who are enrolled in, or recently exited from, DCYF’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Services program, and the YMCA was that service provider.


Specialty: Ages 16-21, current foster care or alumni, must be current members of Coordinated Care.

Phone: 206-327-1271

Fax: 206-382-4967


Transition Age Youth WISe team Phone: 206-735-1065


You Grow Girl!

All King County

Serving female and female identifying youth.

Phone: 206-643-9622

Fax: 206-260-7464


MIDD (non-Medicaid) Wraparound

is a team-based planning process for youth with complex needs and their families designed to help produce better outcomes for youth so that they can live in their homes and communities and realize their hopes and dreams.
  • A team of individuals who are relevant to the well-being of a youth (family members, service providers, school staff, community members, and natural supports) will be developed;
  • This team will collaboratively develop and implement an individualized plan of care, monitor the efficacy of the plan, and work towards success over time.
  • This plan of care is based on strengths and needs that respect the youth's and their family's culture, values, norms, and preferences.


Children/youth up to 21 years of age, living in King County, who consent, along with their caregiver/guardian, to participate and who:

  • Are not eligible for Medicaid
  • have concerning behaviors at home, school, and in the community that meet clinical criteria for the program;
  • are enrolled in and participating in at least two of the following services: mental health therapy, substance use therapy, special education, Children's Administration, Juvenile Justice, or Developmental Disabilities Administration; and
  • youth, up to age 17.5 who may be in need of admission to a more restrictive mental health setting such as the Children's Long-term Inpatient Program (CLIP).


Please complete the referral form below and fax it to 206-205-1634. King County staff will contact you and/or the family by phone to complete a Child Adolescent Needs and Strength Screen to determine if the child or youth could benefit from the program.

King County BHRD MIDD Wraparound Referral Form 

Contact Us

Phone 206-263-9000

TTY Relay: 711

Fax: 206-296-0583