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CPIT (Crisis Prevention and Intervention Teams)

Community-based outreach teams with the ability to respond to and provide services in the community 24 hours-a-day.

What is CPIT?

The Compass Health Crisis Prevention and Intervention Team (CPIT) is a 24 hour, community based outreach team with the ability to respond to and provide services in the community (e.g., homes, schools, or hospitals). CPIT serves adults, adolescents, and children who are located in Whatcom and Snohomish Counties, and who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

CPIT offers short term crisis intervention and prevention services utilizing strength based, solution focused, culturally competent, trauma informed, and recovery oriented interventions.

CPIT consists of a team of behavioral health professionals and peer counselors who work in tandem, collaborating with the individual in crisis and their family members to develop a plan to get through the current crisis, manage future crises, and move towards recovery.

Who is Eligible?

Anyone who is physically located in Snohomish, Skagit, or Whatcom County and is experiencing a behavioral health crisis or is in a pre-crisis situation that seems to be deteriorating and without intervention could result in a behavioral health crisis.

What services do we offer?

  • Urgent ‘Walk-in’ office appointments during business hours
  • Urgent follow up appointments
  • Care planning services for up to 2 weeks
  • Community Outreach

How to Refer?

  • In Whatcom County -- Individuals may contact the CPIT office directly at 360-752-4545
  • In Snohomish County -- Individuals may contact the CPIT office directly at 425-349-7447
  • In Skagit County - Individuals may contact the CPIT office directly at 360-419-3640
  • All offices are open Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, except holidays.

Anyone may call the VOA Care Crisis Response Services ‘the Care Crisis Line’ at 1-800-584-3578 24/7 – 365 days-a-year to speak with a licensed mental health professional who will assess the situation, make appropriate referrals, and/or dispatch the CPIT community based outreach team.