Culturally Specific Services

Service Description

Washington County currently contracts with two providers who specialize in providing services to immigrants and refugees.  Services are offered in a variety of languages by clinicians of the same culture whenever possible.  Significant emphasis is placed on treatment of trauma-related mental health disorders for those individuals who have experienced persecution, forced relocation, genocide and other atrocities commonly associated with war.  Services are also available for individuals who have other significant mental health disorders and speak languages other than English.  Services may include any combination of case management, medication, group therapy, individual therapy, service coordination and skills training.

 

Eligibility

Services are available to individuals who currently have:

* Oregon Health Plan with Washington County Health and Human Services as the Mental Health Organization

OR

* Individuals who are low income and reside in Washington County and either have Medicare or are uninsured AND have a severe and persistent mental illness.  

In order to receive treatment, you must have a mental health disorder that is covered by the Oregon Health Plan and negatively impacts your ability to work, retain housing, or meet your basic needs.

 

Service Providers

OHSU Intercultural Psychiatric Program:  

     SE Portland 503-494-4222

Asian Health and Service Center: 

     SE Portland 503-872-8822  

      

Access

OHP covered services may be accessed by calling the Washington County OHP Member Services Line at 503-291-1155 or by calling the provider directly.  For low-income individuals who have Medicare or are uninsured, please contact the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111 for treatment eligibility.

 

Additional Information

The availability of clinicians from specific cultures and languages varies; if there is not a clinician available who speaks your language, an interpreter will be provided.