For the Pierce County Washington, Carelon Behavioral Health manages these core services:
- Crisis System Overview
- Crisis System Collaboratives
- Carelon Behavioral Health Crisis Protocols
- Crisis System Communication Materials
MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE BLOCK GRANT PLANNING
Each region in Washington must have a current plan that directs the administration of local behavioral health funding from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.
- Mental Health Block Grant Project Plan Fiscal Year 2022-2023
- Mental Health Block Grant Covid Supplemental Funding Project Plan for July 2021 – March 2023
- Substance Use Block Grant Project Plan Fiscal Year 2022-2023
- Substance Abuse Covid Supplemental Funding Project Plan for July 2021 – March 2023
FAMILY YOUTH SYSTEM PARTNER ROUND TABLE (FYSPRT)
The HI-FYVE Pierce County Family Youth System Partner Round Table (HI-FYVE FYSPRT) is committed to bringing the voices of the youth, families, and system partners of our communities to create an equitable forum that will help form policy at the local and regional level. If you or a loved one have experienced or are currently enrolled in Medicaid funded services either in mental health and/or substance use in Pierce County and wish to share your experiences and feedback, then please know that the HI-FYVE FYSPRT hosts a monthly meeting where like-minded individuals discuss and support an open dialogue to improve the services in our community. A delicious dinner is provided to all and attending eligible youth will receive a modest gift card for active participation.
- Please contact Sienna Eckstrom via email at: Sienna.Eckstrom@carelon.com
Link to the HI-FYVE FYSPRT’s webpage
CHILDREN’S LONG-TERM INPATIENT PROGRAM COMMITTEE (CLIP)
The Pierce County Washington Children’s Long-Term Inpatient Program Committee (PCWA CLIP) is composed of various agency representatives and community members that meet on a monthly basis to help guide youth and families in navigating the most intensive, publicly funded inpatient psychiatric treatment available to them. CLIP services are designed for youth between the ages of 5 to 18 years old. Applying for CLIP enrollment is done by region by a locally organized CLIP committee.
- Please contact Sienna Eckstrom or Georgia Brier via email at: Sienna.Eckstrom@carelon.com or Georgia.Brier@carelon.com
Link to Washington State’s CLIP website
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADVOCATE
The Ombuds service provides free and confidential help when you have a concern or complaint about your behavioral health services. It is independent of Carelon Behavioral Health. The Ombuds service can help you with the grievance and appeals system. It can also help you file and assist you during an Administrative Fair hearing.
- Pierce County, please contact the Behavioral Health Advocate Kim Olander at 253.304.7355 or via email at Piercecounty@OBHAdvocacy.org.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS
Carelon Behavioral Health contracts with local providers to deliver services to individuals with a behavioral health need who are involved with the local criminal justice system or incarcerated in the local jails. Services are provided within the rules of the two-state proviso funding sources: Criminal Justice Treatment Account and Jail Transition.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD
The Pierce County Washington Behavioral Health Advisory Board (PCWA BHAB) is a voluntary and community-driven group that advises the Pierce County Washington region on local behavioral health priorities.
Link to the PCWA BHAB’s webpage
Click here to see a list of community resources to support individuals and families in need, such as behavioral health services, transportation, and housing.