Community Mental Health Treatment (Outpatient)
The King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division provides community mental health treatment, also known as outpatient services, to people who qualify for Medicaid. Depending on circumstances and funding, the KCMHP also has limited funding to provide mental health care for people who do not have Medicaid. Services are provided through licensed community mental health centers. Mental health services are available based on needs that are mutually determined between the individual receiving services and his or her mental health provider. Individuals can choose from a variety of different services and work with different service providers to set personal goals and achieve their full potential.
For referral information on specialized services or the contracted mental health provider closest to you, call the Mental Health Plan Client Services Line at 1-800-790-8049 or 206-263-8997.
Services to enrolled clients may include any of the following:
- 24-hour crisis response
- interpreter services (through the Washington State Healthcare Authority's contract with Universal Language Service.
- brief interventions
- case management
- psychiatric and medical services
- in-home services
- employment/vocational services
- peer support services
- homeless outreach and engagement
- housing/residential services
- day treatment
- individual and group therapy
- family therapy
- psychiatric consultation to schools
- medication management
- cultural consultations and culturally appropriate care
- education and training opportunities
- consumer/advocate run services
- High-intensity outpatient care (WISe and PACT).
NOTE: Services and programs may vary by provider.