The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) pays for interpreter services for patients participating in DBHR-funded treatment services provided on-site at a certified treatment facility. DBHR also pays for interpreter services for people who attend DBHR-funded or sponsored events, such as major statewide conferences and public meetings.
For questions about interpreter services, email Ronnie San Nicolas or call (360) 725-1280.
- Patients who are receiving DSHS/DBHR-funded chemical dependency treatment are eligible for interpreter services.
- Parents of minors receiving DBHR- funded services, when the treatment plan requires them to be present.
- People who attend DBHR-funded or sponsored events, such as statewide conferences and public meetings.
- DBHR-funded assessments, inpatient, and outpatient treatment services from a DBHR contractor or county subcontractor.
- In-house Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings while in residential treatment if the meetings are required by the patient's treatment plan.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meetings that are not required by the patient's treatment plan or are not in-house.
- Translation of agency-specific forms.
- For residential treatment, interpreters are not covered during meals, sporting activities, or free-time.
- Prevention services such as domestic violence classes, parenting classes, community outreach programs, etc.
- Long-term training activities funded through the county.