Southwest Washington Services

For Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat counties, Carelon Behavioral Health manages these core services:

Crisis Services

Mental Health and Substance Use 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.

Family Youth System Partner Round Table (FYSPRT)


The Southwest Washington Children’s Long-Term Inpatient Program Committee (SWWA 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 region by region by a locally organized CLIP committee.

Link to Washington State’s CLIP website

Behavioral Health Ombuds

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.

  • Southwest Washington (Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat Counties), please contact the Ombuds Angie Williams 509-434-4951 or via email at

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.


The Southwest Washington Behavioral Health Advisory Board (SWWA BHAB) is a voluntary and community driven group that advises the Southwest Washington region on local behavioral health priorities.

Link to the SWWA BHAB’s webpage

Community Resources

Click here to see a list of community resources to support individuals and families in need, such as behavioral health services, transportation and housing.