SALISH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
To receive services within the Salish
Behavioral Health Organization, you have to meet entrance criteria
which include financial eligibility. If you are a Medicaid
recipient, you have the right to an intake evaluation to
determine your eligibility for services. To request services,
call the nearest
listed on this website.
Please feel free to read our
Member Handbook, which includes more information about our
Who is eligible for public behavioral health services?
In Washington State, individuals who are enrolled in the Medicaid
program are automatically assigned to and are eligible to receive
services from, one of nine Behavioral Health Organizations. Medicaid
recipients who live in Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam Counties are
automatically enrolled in the Salish BHO.
• Live in Kitsap, Jefferson or Clallam county; and
• Have a medical identification card showing enrollment in a Medicaid
• Meet criteria for “medical necessity” for behavioral healthcare
• Meet “access to care standards”
*You may also be eligible for behavioral health services if you are low
income individual with a chronic or serious mental illness or substance
What services are available?
• Crisis Intervention
• Outpatient Mental Health (click here
for more information)
• Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment (click
here for more information)
• Inpatient Mental Health
• Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment
• Withdrawal Management (detox)
How do I access services in Salish BHO?
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
Crisis Services: The Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas’ provides
over-the-phone crisis intervention, information referral, and a
supportive listening ear to people in our community who are experiencing
Kitsap & Clallam Counties
24-Hour Telephone Crisis Services
24-Hour Telephone Crisis Services*
*During business hours, your call will be answered by Discovery
Behavioral Health (formerly Jefferson Mental Health Services).
After business hours and on weekends your call will be forwarded to the
Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas.