24-HOUR CRISIS ASSISTANCE:
Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare: 509-826-6191 / 866-826-6191
To assist youth in their recovery process, we offer an array of Mental Health services. Our team of professionals will work with the patient to develop a plan which is individualized. Services may include individual, family and group therapy, case management as well as referral to our psychiatrist if necessary. For information on how to get an appointment, call 509-826-6191 or 866-826-6191.
For more information on our Mental Health treatment options, click here (link to our Mental Health services tab)
Substance Use Disorders
Our licensed staff is available to assist youth and adolescents in obtaining an alcohol/drug evaluation to determine treatment needs. If they are ready to make a change, we are here to help them in their recovery process and assist in providing them with coping skills. Many of our patients are seeking a better lifestyle for themselves and their families. For more information on how to get an evaluation or if you have been referred to us by the legal system, courts, lawyers, Department of Licensing, Child Protective Services or your employer, please call our front desk at 509-826-6191.
Following an evaluation, the Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) will review treatment recommendations with the patient. If appropriate, the treatment may include outpatient services, which involves individual and group sessions.
For more information on our Substance Use Disorder treatment options, click here (link to our Drug & Alcohol tab)
School-Based Services Program
Okanogan County is a diverse region covering a considerable amount of square miles, north to south and east to west. In an effort to support those children and adolescents who may not be able to easily access services in Omak, Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare offers outpatient mental health services to the children and adolescents within many of the school districts of Okanogan County who struggle with a mental health diagnosis. Our school-based mental health program was developed as a partnership with our public school districts to decrease mental health symptoms and increase resiliency among the youth of our county. Our Mental Health Professionals may offer mental health services in individual, care coordination, or group formats, utilizing evidence-based practices to help each student they serve make progress towards their own treatment goals. If you or someone you know is interested in accessing outpatient counseling at school, please reach out to the principal or school counselor there to request a referral. You may also include your request in our Behavioral Health Services Referral form found on this website. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our School-Based Services Coordinator, Holly Boettger (509) 826-8403.
WISe is a voluntary service that takes a team approach to meeting your child’s needs. It provides intensive mental health services to support your child and helps your family reach your goals.
The Focus of WISe is:
- To provide intensive mental health services designed to assist your child and your family in achieving wellness, safety, and to strengthen relationships within your community.
- To develop an individualized care plan, based on strengths and needs that respect your family culture, values, norms, and preferences. Your child and family guide and drive the plan using a team. Team members include natural supports (such as family, friends, and religious leaders) as well as the professionals who work with your family (such as counselors, schools, CPS, and probation officers).
- To offer services and supports in locations and at times that work best for your child and family (including in your house or a public location of choice).
- To identify or provide resources and supports to your child and family.
- To provide help during a time of crisis. You have access to crisis services for your child any time of the day, 365 days a year. Your child will receive services from individuals who know your child and family’s needs and circumstances, as well as their current crisis plan.
Who Can Receive WISe?
WISe is available to Medicaid eligible children/youth from birth to age 21 that meet Access to Care Standards (standards used by mental health agencies to get the right level of services to individuals).
How Can the Community Support the Wraparound Process?
WISe uses a team-based approach to meeting the needs of each youth and family. Community members are invited to participate on a youth’s Child and Family Team, to strategize and support the team in meeting the team’s mission. Child-serving system partners are critical for achieving successful outcomes.
When might it be helpful for me to access WISe?
You can refer your child for a WISe screen at any time. You should consider referring your child for a WISe screening if he/she is:
- A frequent user of the crisis line or emergency rooms, due to concerns about your child’s mental health.
- Experiencing hard to understand behaviors (such as running away or frequent arrests that are due to mental health) that are challenging to you, other caregivers, or therapist/clinician, and traditional services alone are not helping.
- Displaying an elevated risk of harm to themselves or others.
- In need of a more intensive and individualized approach to treatment.
- In need of a more flexible and engaging approach.
- Involved in multiple systems (i.e. mental health, child welfare (CPS), juvenile justice, developmental disabilities services, and/or substance use disorder treatment) and the system(s) are struggling to support your child together.
- In Special Education and/or has a 504 Plan, with multiple school suspensions for mental health and/or behavioral issues.
You can refer a child/youth for a WISe screening at any time. Parents can initiate treatment, but after age 13, a child must consent to services. If you have concerns about your child’s mental health, you can contact your child’s regular care provider or OBHC to determine if a referral and screening should be made.
More Information about WISe
WISe Overview Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NScjTSwT6U4&feature=youtu.be
Emergency Crisis Services
These services are designed to provide immediate intervention for individuals experiencing emotional crisis. Licensed professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week county-wide. For immediate assistance, please contact us at 509.826.6191 or 866.826.6191. Services necessary for involuntary care or commitment to a state or private hospital are also provided. Crisis respite services may be offered if indicated. These services are provided for the purpose of immediately stabilizing an emergency situation and, if possible, to resolve the conditions that caused the crisis. If additional services are necessary, a referral to the appropriate provider will be made.
Payment for Services
DSHS Provider One Card or Private Insurance: If you have private insurance, we will bill your carrier in most cases. Clients will not be denied services based on their inability to pay. OBHC offers a sliding fee discount based on family size and income.
If you have questions regarding payment or billing, please contact our finance department at 509-826-6191.
Clients will not be denied services based on their inability to pay. OBHC offers a sliding fee discount based on family size and income.
It is the policy of Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare that all programs and activities of the agency or any of its contractors will be conducted without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, disabled or veteran status, gender, handicap, religion, creed, age, or sexual orientation.
All services provided at our agency are also available in Spanish.
*Language interpreter services are available at no cost*