What is PAL Plus?
PAL Plus is an expansion of our current PAL program, which provides telephone-based child mental health consultations to primary care providers. PAL Plus supports community health providers by offering brief, in-person counseling sessions to eligible patients. To participate in the PAL Plus pilot, patients must meet the following criteria:
- Patient lives in Benton or Franklin County
- Patient has Washington state insurance
- Patient has a diagnosis of mild-to-moderate depression or disruptive behavior
- Are not already enrolled in services at a mental health agency
How to Refer a Patient
If your Medicaid patient meets the above criteria, primary care providers may identify and refer their patient by calling PAL at 866-599-7257 or by completing our referral form (PDF).
The PAL Plus team will contact the family to screen for eligibility and initiate brief behavioral interventions.
About the Providers
We collaborate with behavioral health service providers from Lourdes Counseling Center and Catholic Child and Family Service who provide screenings for eligibility and initiate behavioral interventions. The PAL Plus team also consists of child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologists affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital who are available for further patient support.
For questions or more information call 866-599-7257 or email PAL Plus.