Behavioral health is essential to health. Prevention is effective, treatment works, people recover.
Behavioral health is a term that covers the full range of mental and emotional well-being – from day-to-day challenges of life, to the treatment of mental illnesses, substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors. DBHR funds prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support services, and follows this definition and guiding principles of recovery.
Starting April 1, there is new way to access Medicaid-funded treatment services:
- Find out about the changes
- To request services, please contact the Behavioral Health Organization in your area
- If you are American Indian or Alaska Native, find out how to access services
Other services include:
- Mental health
- Problem gambling
- Substance use
- Licensing and certification for behavioral health agencies
- Recovery support
- Substance use prevention and mental health promotion
For Immediate Help
- Call the Washington Recovery Help Line any time for free, confidential emotional support, crisis intervention and referrals: 1-866-789-1511
- American Indians/Alaska Natives
- Children, youth and families
- Stakeholders: notices and rule making (WACs)
- Treatment study participants
How Do I...
- Apply for Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) for treatment services?
- Become a licensed health care professional?
- Make a public disclosure request?
- Report complaints, fraud or incidents?
- Request interpreter services?