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Mental Health Services and Information

The DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery contracts with 11 Regional Support Networks (RSNs)  to administer community mental health programs. 

Services are provided for people who are Medicaid-eligible.  Most RSNs are made up of counties or groups of counties.  In Pierce County the RSN is operated by Optum Health.

The RSNs are responsible for:

  • Subcontracting with licensed community mental health agencies to provide services
  • Managing involuntary treatment services
  • Ensuring services are provided to those with serious mental illnesses.

Publicly Funded Mental Health Services - Overview

Frequently Asked Questions About Mental Health Services (FAQs)


For a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

For 24-hour help for crisis counseling and referrals:
Call the Washington Recovery Help Line OR the Crisis Line in your area.

If this is not a crisis, please contact your local Mental Health Provider or Regional Support Network

Mental Health Services:

Crisis - Acute/Inpatient Mental Health Care   

Non Crisis - Regional Support Networks

American Indians/Alaska Natives

Division of State Hospitals

Mental Health Services for Children

Peer Support