As the Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization (BH-ASO) for Washington, Beacon is responsible for behavioral health crisis services for all individuals, regardless of their insurance status or income level, in three regions:
- Southwest Washington (April 2016): Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat Counties
- North Central Washington (January 2018): Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties
- Pierce County Washington (January 2019): Pierce County
Beacon is also responsible for additional non-crisis services for low-income individuals who lack insurance coverage. The BH-ASO structure is part of the Washington Health Care Authority’s Fully Integrated Managed Care (FIMC) model, which seeks to bring whole-person, integrated care to Washington’s Medicaid population (Apple Health).
Apple Health clients receive all physical health, mental health, and substance use disorder services within the Apple Health program.