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Crisis Triage & Stabilization

Compass Health Crisis Triage utilizes a recovery model to assist those in behavioral health crises to access services and to support and resume typical levels of functioning. Multi-disciplinary teams of Peer Counselors, Mental Health Technicians, Clinicians, Nurses, and Psychiatric providers work together to address needs.

Whatcom County Triage Center

The Whatcom County Triage Center (WCTC) in Bellingham can accommodate 5 individuals who are recovering from a mental health crisis. We provide crisis stabilization, walk-in emergency and next day appointments. Referrals to the WCTC can be made by calling the Crisis Care Line at 800-584-3578. Professionals can call directly to make referrals at 360-676-2020. The mental health facility is co-located with a detox facility that is operated by Pioneer Services, to which individuals needing non-medical sobering support can be referred.

Snohomish County Triage Center

As of April 24, Snohomish County Triage Center is temporarily closed until the re-opening of our new facility as part of our Broadway Campus Redevelopment project.

The Broadway Campus Redevelopment project is a commitment to the future of downtown Everett and to our clients – those we serve now and in the future in Snohomish County. This redevelopment will allow us to expand our service capacity and deliver care in a purpose-built facility that reflects dignity for our clients and the level of clinical excellence our teams deliver daily. To learn more about the closure, click here. To learn more about the Broadway Redevelopment project, click here.


Lengths of stay at Triage can vary from hours to several days and is dependent on the details of any given crisis episode.

Currently, this service is available in Whatcom County only.

To access this service, call or text the 988 The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year to speak with a licensed mental health professional who will assess the situation and make appropriate referrals.

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Crisis Triage & Stabilization Provided at

Whatcom County Triage Center (WCTC)
2026 Division Street, Bellingham, WA 98226
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