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Prenatal, child, and young adult behavioral health services

Behavioral health (mental health, substance use disorder (SUD), and problem gambling) services are available to children, youth, and young people from birth through age 25 and their families. This page will help you learn how to pay for and get services. Youth ages 13 and older can get behavioral health services without prior consent from a parent, guardian, or  a family member.  

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How do I find services for a child or young person?

How much do services cost?

There is no cost for services provided to families enrolled in Apple Health. Reduced fees are available for eligible families enrolled in a Washington health plan.

Other health plans offer different premiums and fees for services. Some services at community agencies are provided on a sliding-fee scale.

Private health insurance plans are managed by the Office of Insurance Commissioner. Please contact their office for questions or concerns. Online and printed telephone directories have lists of counselors and behavioral health agencies in the counseling section or community services pages.

Learn more about prenatal, child, and young adult services

Explore the following resources for behavioral health services in Washington State.

Collaborations, round tables, and work groups provide guidance, direction, and oversight.

No shame in your brain campaign

HCA launched a new mental health promotion campaign entitled “No Shame in Your Brain” directed towards youth ages 13-18. The campaign promotes easy-to-access resources by text or phone for youth who want to connect and talk with someone. The campaign focuses on socializing mental health as a positive concept and celebrates the unique qualities of teens.

You can learn more about the campaign by reading the no shame in your brain toolkit.

Contact

Diana Cockrell
Email: 
Diana.Cockrell@hca.wa.gov