Jail Mental Heath Services

Service Description

Washington County recognizes that many incarcerated individuals have a mental health disorder.  The County employs a Mental Health Liaison to assist in identifying these people and determining if they are connected to a community treatment provider.  If the individual is being served by a provider, the liaison will assist in notifying them of the incarceration and obtaining current medication orders to ensure that critical medication is provided during the time the individual is in jail.  For those who are not connected with a mental health provider but are interested in mental health treatment, the liaison will connect eligible individuals to a community provider for services upon release.

 

Eligibility

This service is available to any individual who is currently incarcerated in the Washington County Jail.

 

Service Providers

Individuals may be referred to any community mental health service, dependent on eligibility.   

     

Access

Family members who would like to notify the jail of an incarcerated individual’s mental illness may contact the jail directly and ask to speak with Prison Health Services.

 

Additional Information

Not all incarcerated individuals will qualify for community mental health services upon discharge.  For questions about eligibility, please contact the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111.