The state will transform health care by building a community-based facility near Stanwood in Snohomish County. The facility will enable people who are receiving inpatient mental health treatment to receive care close to their home, family, and community.
The goal is for the Snohomish County facility to become a part of the community as a resource, a partner, and a good neighbor.
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Learn more about the proposed residential treatment facility in Snohomish County.
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Thank you for your continued engagement as our agency plans for a residential treatment facility in Snohomish County, per the stipulated approval of the Snohomish County Hearing Examiner. There are not currently any scheduled meetings or townhall events, but check back regularly for updates!
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How will people use this residential treatment facility?
Treatment is individualized and may include counseling, medication management, and other rehabilitative services (for example, independent living skills.)
- State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
- Conditional Use Permit (CUP)
The facility will be kept secure with 24-hour surveillance, entry and exit points of control, and de-escalation training for staff. Specific safety measures are listed below:
- Patients can move about freely inside of the unit, but they are not allowed to leave until they have completed their treatment.
- All exterior doors are locked. The outdoor areas are securely enclosed with anti-climb walls that are twelve feet tall.
- At the main entry and exit points there is a sally-port. The sally-port functions as a secure vestibule where there are two doors in a series, and they are programmed so that both doors cannot be open at the same time.
- If one door is opened, there is a second locked door to prevent elopement.
- The construction of the building is hardened construction. In each patient room there is a ½ thick impact resistant third windowpane to prevent elopement by breaking a window. Other areas are secured with security glazing.