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Behavioral Health and Recovery Division

Behavioral Health and Recovery Division

Department of Community and Human Services

Ensuring people with mental health and substance use disorders receive the services they need.

We provide high-quality behavioral health services to low-income individuals in need.

Behavioral health services include crisis services, mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, plus programs to help people with behavioral health challenges avoid jail and hospital visits or successfully reenter community after a crisis. Our services cover King County residents who are Medicaid eligible and meet certain medical eligibility requirements. We also provide services for low-income, non-Medicaid eligible residents.

Crisis Services: If you or a loved one has an immediate mental health crisis, call the Regional Crisis Line: 206-461-3222 or 1-866-4CRISIS.

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Crisis Connections

Call our Regional Crisis Line: 206-461-3222 if you or a loved one has an immediate mental health crisis. Professionals are ready to help or can send behavioral health responders to help in-person. 

Medicine saves lives

  • Call 206-289-0287 to talk to a physician and get a prescription for Buprenorphine, an opiate use medication.
  • Carry Naloxone and be ready to save a life. Find Naloxone or have it sent to your door here.

Test for Fentanyl

  • Order fentanyl test strips from Public Health here.
  • Pick-up fentanyl test strips from vending machines at the following locations:

Peer Seattle: 1520 Bellevue Ave STE 100 Seattle WA 98122

Peer Kent:216 W Gowe St, STE 300 Kent, WA 98032

Recovery is possible! Treatment works

  • Call the Washington Recovery Help Line: 866-789-1511 24/7 for free, caring, confidential help. 
  • King County is adding more behavioral health facilities to help people achieve long-term recovery. 

Our Most Searched Services

King County provides publicly funded mental health services to low-income people in need. To find out if you qualify for King County Mental Health Services, contact us. If you do not qualify for our mental health services, you can find out about other low-cost mental health service providers.

Client Services

 206-263-8997 Find providers

If you are interested in services, call our Client Services line above OR 1-800-790-8049, OR one of our contracted providers to enroll.

 Learn more about Mental Health Services

The new 988 line replaced the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022.

If you or a loved one is actively experiencing a behavioral health crisis, King County still recommends that you call the King County Regional Crisis Line at Crisis Connections at 206-461-3222 or 1-866-427-4747, or visit Crisis Connections is the best way to connect to local crisis response services.

King County offers services for people who are in behavioral health crisis. These services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Crisis and Commitment Services (CCS) offers evaluation of people with behavioral health disorders for involuntary detention in psychiatric facilities according to the State of Washington law. The law for adults is  RCW 71.05 For youth 13 through 17 years of age, the law is  RCW 71.34.

Crisis Connections
24-Hour Crisis Line

If you or a loved one has an immediate mental health crisis, Crisis Connections can help link you to available and appropriate resources. Please call Crisis Connections, or visit

 Learn more about Crisis Services

We provide quality substance use disorder (SUD) and Withdrawal Management (detox) services for you and your family. We manage an effective system of prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support. Our core values include equitable access, culturally and ethnically competent care, services based on scientific research, strength-based and asset-based services for people, partnerships with allied community services and accountability.

Client Services

If you're interested in services, you can call our Client Services line above OR 1-800-790-8049, OR one of our contracted providers to enroll.

 Learn more about Substance Use Disorder Services

WISe / 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.

WISe / Wraparound

If you're interested in services, call the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division or 1-800-790-8049, or email us at

 Learn more about WISe/Wraparound Services

Children's Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS) helps families achieve stability, helps prevent future crises, and helps children remain in their home.

Eligible participants include children and youth not enrolled in the King County Mental Health Plan (KCMHP) who are up to age 18 and live in King County or their identified caregivers and families, including foster parents.

Crisis Connections
24-Hour Crisis Line

Access to CCORS is available through the Crisis Clinic number or 1-866-4CRISIS.

 Learn more about CCORS

Diversion and Reentry Services (DRS) coordinates programs to help people with behavioral health issues avoid jail and hospital visits.

Some programs also help those who have been hospitalized or incarcerated to transition back into the community to develop fulfilling lives.

Client Services

If you're interested in services, you can call our Client Services line above OR 1-800-790-8049, OR one of our contracted providers to enroll. 

 Learn more about Diversion and Reentry

For Clients

If you're currently receiving services, continue seeing your provider until you complete treatment.

New clients can access services by: 

Client Rights:

The rights of clients are central components of the services we provide. We offer tailored care that meets the needs of individuals, respecting their right to self-determination in mental health and substance abuse treatment options. 

For Providers

We are offering two new ways to communicate with the County about SUD RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT services:

  • SUD Residential Phone Line: 855-682-0781. The SUD provider community is encouraged to use this number for questions related to King County’s SUD residential services. Knowledgeable, experienced staff are available to provide information and guidance Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
  • SUD Residential Email Address: Providers may forward SUD residential referral packets (via secure email) to this email address as well as any questions or concerns. Once again, knowledgeable County staff will be available Monday through Friday to answer your questions and process referrals.

Download the SUD residential provider list.

Contact Us

Phone 206-263-9000

TTY Relay: 711

Fax: 206-296-0583