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Community Psychiatric Inpatient Authorization Contacts

Below is a list of the counties served by the 13 Regional Support Networks. To obtain contact information for authorizations for community Psychiatric inpatient care, click on the county to view information. 


REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: Chelan-Douglas

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-381-3649

For Certification of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-381-3649

For Extension Certification Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-381-3649

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-381-3649

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: Clark County

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
Clark RSN: 1-800-410-1910 or 360-397-2500

For Certification of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
Clark RSN: 1-800-410-1910 or 360-397-2500

For Extension Certification Contact:
Clark RSN: 1-800-410-1910 or 360-397-2500

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing Contact:
Clark RSN: 1-800-410-1910 or 360-397-2130

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: Greater Columbia

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-421-6813

For Certification of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-421-6813

For Extension Certification Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-421-6813

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-421-6813

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: Grays Harbor

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-425-4994

For Certification of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-425-4994

For Extension Certification Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-425-4994

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-425-4994

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: King County

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
Crisis Clinic: 1-800-790-8049 or 206-461-4858

For Authorization of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
Crisis Clinic: 1-800-790-8049 or 206-461-4858

For Extension Authorization Contact:
Crisis Clinic: 1-800-790-8049 or 206-461-4858

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing Contact:
Crisis Clinic: 1-800-790-8049 or 206-461-4858

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: North Central Washington

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
866-629-6577

For Certification of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
866-629-6577

For Extension Certification Contact:
866-629-6577

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing Contact:
866-629-6577

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: North Sound

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
Volunteers of America: 1-800-707-4656

For Certification of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
Volunteers of America: 1-800-707-4656

For Extension Certification Contact:
Volunteers of America: 1-800-707-4656

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing Contact:
Volunteers of America: 1-800-707-4656

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: Peninsula

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
877-777-1388

For Certification of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
877-777-1388

For Extension Certification Contact:
877-777-1388

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing Contact:
877-777-1388

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: OptumHealth/Pierce County

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
OptumHealth/Pierce RSN: 1-866-673-6256

For Certification of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
OptumHealth/Pierce RSN: 1-866-673-6256

For Extension Certification Contact:
OptumHealth/Pierce RSN: 1-866-673-6256

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing Contact:
OptumHealth/Pierce RSN: 1-866-673-6256

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: Southwest

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
1-800-803-8833 or 360-501-1214

For Certification of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
1-800-803-8833 or 360-501-1214

For Extension Certification Contact:
1-800-803-8833 or 360-501-1214

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing Contact:
1-800-803-8833 or 360-501-1214

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: Spokane

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-226-0741 or 509-477-4600

For Certification of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-226-0741 or 509-477-4600

For Extension Certification Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-226-0741 or 509-477-4600

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-226-0741 or 509-477-4600

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: Thurston-Mason

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
Thurston-Mason RSN: 1-800-270-0041

For Certification of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
Thurston-Mason RSN: 1-800-270-0041

For Extension Certification:
Fax information to:
Thurston-Mason RSN: 360-867-2601

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing:
Fax Face Sheet, H&P and detention documents to:
Thurston-Mason RSN: 360-867-2601
Questions: Contact - 360-867-2527

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK: Timberlands

For Initial Request for Authorization (2 Hour) Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-853-1401

For Certification of Admission (12 Hour) Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-853-1401

For Extension Certification Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-853-1401

To Obtain ITA Authorization Number for Billing Contact:
Behavioral Healthcare Options: 1-877-853-1401