Kitsap Mental Health Services
Kitsap Mental Health Services' mission is to shape the future of mental health through state of the science service delivery, community partnerships and advocacy.
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Our goal is to provide a continuum of care for children, families and adults, from crisis, inpatient, outpatient treatment and residential services to best support an individual’s recovery. Crisis services: In addition to the Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas, KMHS offers crisis evaluation services and inpatient treatment performed by Designated Mental Health Professionals (DMHPs) to discern if an individual meets the legal threshold by which they can be detained for involuntary treatment. In 2016, KMHS DMHPs performed 1,280 evaluations. For persons detained, DMHPs secure placements either at KMHS’ 16 bed adult unit, 11 bed Youth Inpatient Unit, or elsewhere in the State if no beds are available locally. Outpatient Treatment Services: KMHS offers “same day” walk in appointments. Recovery-oriented care is provided by multidisciplinary teams with a medical provider, mental health therapist, substance use provider, care coordinator, peer specialist, medical assistant, and supportive service provider. Services are offered at KMHS locations, in home, community, school, primary care office, or other social service agency. Some services such as PACT community-based services for adults and therapeutic foster care services are offered daily, while others are routinely provided through scheduled appointments with an assigned team member. Residential treatment and housing services: KMHS’ 16 bed residential treatment facility offers up to 30 day stays for persons needing stabilization in a 24/7 setting. A long awaited 16 bed Crisis Triage Center will open July 1, 2018, for persons with mental illness and/or substance use disorders benefiting by short term (5 day) 24/7 care including assessment, triage, rapid resource referral, treatment and housing. A new 30 day, 16 bed substance use disorder inpatient treatment unit is located next door. KMHS also manages a housing program for 100+ adults with chronic severe mental illness, and is working with local partners to develop additional permanent supported housing.
Nearly all funding for designated community mental health centers is provided through Medicaid and State dollars. These dollars are critical for treatment services but have restrictions on how they may be used. There are always care needs that fall outside of what these funds can be used to accomplish. Kitsap Great Give funds allow for the flexibility to pay for services for which there is no other funding, and which are critical to supporting the agency's housing program, the crisis clinic, and other programs and services for which Medicaid does not pay.
5455 Almira Drive NE
Bremerton, WA 98311