Crisis Triage & Stabilization
Compass Health provides two Crisis Triage facilities — one located at the Bailey Center in Everett and one in Bellingham, WA. Both Triage programs utilize a recovery model to assist those in behavioral health crisis to access services and supports and resume typical levels of functioning. Multi-disciplinary teams of Peer Counselors, Mental Health Technicians, Clinicians, Nurses, and Psychiatric providers work together to address their needs.
Snohomish County Triage Center
The Snohomish County Triage Center (SCTC) in Everett can accommodate 16 individuals recovering from a mental health crisis or who need non-medical sobering support. We receive referrals directly from law enforcement and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in an attempt to divert those in behavioral health crisis from local Emergency Departments and Jails. The SCTC also maintains a direct phone referral process for professionals in the community who may have individuals whom they wish to refer. Other members of the community should call the Crisis Care Line at 800-584-3578 where professional staff is positioned best to see that the help offered is appropriate for the crisis that someone is experiencing.
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.
Lengths of stay for both facilities can vary from hours to several days and is dependent on the details of any given crisis episode.
This service is available in Snohomish & Whatcom counties.
To access this service, call the VOA Care Crisis Response Services ‘the Care Crisis Line” at 1-800-584-3478, 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.