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Coming soon: Provider-to-Provider Consult Service for Youth Mental Health Boarders

August 2, 2023

In response to the national pediatric mental health crisis, Seattle Children’s is creating the Telemedicine Extension for Adolescent and Child Mental Health Boarders (TEAM B) program to address the growing needs of youth who present to emergency departments in mental health crisis.

This program will provide clinical consultation and resource assistance to our colleagues at outside facilities in need of support for their mental health boarders. Our team consists of psychiatric providers, mental health and community resource specialists and behavioral support providers. We will offer this program to assist with potential diversion efforts through psychiatric consultation and the provision of community-based resources. We will also provide behavior support consultation to your care teams for boarding youth with behavioral challenges.

We are a provider-to-provider consultation service, and you will remain responsible for your patient’s care throughout their stay at your hospital. However, we are able to provide ongoing support to you while your patient is hospitalized.

We are in the final phase of program planning. Please stay tuned for future news and updates regarding our launch date.

 For additional information or questions, please see the attached flyer and/or reach out to We look forward to partnering with you!

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Seattle Children’s is now offering a rapid psychotherapy intervention program for teens in central and northeast Washington state who are experiencing a suicidality crisis. The new Supporting Adolescents and Families Experiencing Suicidality (SAFES) program is based on Seattle Children’s crisis care clinic model. Read about it in Provider Newsview the SAFES flyer or email for more information.