Provider News

Short Wait Times for Youth Mental Health Referral Line

December 6, 2023

A distressed child sits on the floorCurrent wait times are low for families who call the Washington Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens, thanks to a boost in funding and staffing. Families can be scheduled for an intake appointment within a few days and will receive a follow-up letter within a few weeks with contact information for mental health therapists in their local area who can see their child and who take their insurance.

The number for families to call is 833-303-5437 (press 1 for an interpreter). The service is free.

For more information:  Visit the Washington Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens website and view program metrics for 2019 to 2023.