The DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) provides funding and oversight for mental health services for people enrolled in Medicaid. During 2013-2015, the agencies we fund served more than 235,000 youth and adults in Washington.
How do I get state-funded mental health services?
Starting April 1, contact the Behavioral Health Organization in your area to find a provider.
- For help in a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
- For non life-threatening crises, call the mental health crisis line for your county.
- Get information about the types of Medicaid-funded treatment and who to call if you live in Clark or Skamania County, or you are American Indian or Alaska Native.
- See the types of services provided through BHOs in the Behavioral Health Benefits Book.
- For short-term mental health services covered by Washington Apple Health, contact your managed care plan.
- For foster children, contact Apple Health Core Connections.
- To apply for Medicaid, visit HealthPlanFinder.
- For 24-hour emotional support, and referrals to treatment and recovery services anywhere in the state, call the Washington Recovery Help Line
For more information: Frequently Asked Questions About Mental Health Services (FAQs)