Crisis behavioral health services are available to individuals in Clark and Skamania Counties through a variety of partnerships with community providers.
CRISIS SYSTEM OF CARE WORKING GROUPS
Both counties have active working groups comprised of stakeholders across the behavioral health, criminal justice, and social services fields. Click here to see collaborative materials.
REGIONAL CRISIS LINE
Protocall operates the 24/7/365 regional crisis line for Clark and Skamania Counties. For all callers, the crisis hotline will triage, screen, and conduct an assessment of needs and intervention preferences; and as indicated, will offer resolution-focused telephonic crisis support, support caller use of his/her crisis plan, coordinate with caller’s lead local treatment providers, and facilitate linkage to timely and appropriate interventions and resources such as the youth and adult mobile crisis interventions and the designated crisis responders as described below). Any individual in Clark or Skamania County may use the regional crisis line (800-626-8137)-for a behavioral health crisis. Click here for information for Individuals and Families.
SKAMANIA COUNTY CRISIS SERVICES
Skamania County Department of Community Health delivers crisis services to individuals in Skamania County.
CLARK COUNTY CRISIS SERVICES
YOUTH MOBILE CRISIS INTERVENTION (YMCI)
Catholic Community Services provides community-based mobile crisis intervention services in Clark County for youth between 9 am and 11 pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. YMCI is a short-term service that provides a mobile, on-site, face-to-face response to a youth (under age 18) experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Interventions are administered for the purpose of identifying, assessing, treating, and stabilizing the situation and reducing immediate risk of danger to the youth or others. All youth/children residing in Clark County regardless of insurance are eligible for YMCI services. Access to this service is through the regional crisis line (800-626-8137),
- Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention Technical Specifications
- Youth Mobile Crisis Award Announcement (May 2017)
ADULT MOBILE CRISIS INTERVENTION (AMCI)
Community Services Northwest provide community-based mobile crisis intervention services in Clark County for adults between 10 am and 10 pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, starting July 2018. AMCI is a short-term service that provides a mobile face-to-face response to an adult (age 18 years and older) experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Interventions are administered for the purpose of identifying, assessing, treating, and stabilizing the situation and reducing immediate risk of danger to the individual or others. All adults residing in Clark County regardless of insurance are eligible for AMCI services. Access to this service is through the regional crisis line (800-626-8137),
- Adult Mobile Crisis Intervention Technical Specifications
- Adult Mobile Crisis Intervention Award Announcement (February 2018)
Designated Crisis Responders (DCRs)
Clark County Crisis Services employs DCRs (title changed from Designated Mental Health Professionals [DMHP] effective April 1, 2018) who respond to facilities throughout the community to assess for risk and to determine if an individual can be safely served in an outpatient or voluntary inpatient setting or if they require involuntary hospitalization in order to be stabilized. The DCRs are the only entity with the authority to detain an individual involuntarily and should only be accessed when all other voluntary and collaborative options have been exhausted. When needed, DCRs respond to police or family requests to evaluate individuals who are displaying behaviors that place them or those around them in imminent danger. Evaluations can take place in any community location. DCRs work with area law enforcement to arrange for endangered individuals to be transported to an emergency department for a complete psychiatric evaluation.