Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens connects patients and families with evidence-supported outpatient mental health services in their community. This free, telephone-based referral service is funded by Washington Healthcare Authority and operated by Seattle Children’s.
The Mental Health Referral Service will provide thorough mental health referrals for children and teens 17 and younger from across Washington.
See our program highlights from the Referral Service.
How do families access this service?
- To call our program using an interpreter, call 1-866-583-1527.
- Listen for the your preferred language and select the number provided.
- You will be placed on a brief hold while an interpreter is selected.
- Once an interpreter is on the line, ask them to call our program directly at 1-833-303-5437.
What can patients and families expect?
- After matches are found, a referral specialist will call and email the family to access providers or agencies in real-time.
- A few weeks after providing the referrals, a referral specialist will contact the family to see if they were able to make an appointment and ask if additional resources are needed.
- If no appointment has been made, we will address any barriers or link the family to another provider.
Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service flyers for families
Download informational flyers about our program for families. All flyers are PDFs.
What can primary care providers expect?
Referral information provided to your patient will also be faxed to you.