Wraparound Care Coordination
Wraparound is a team-based planning and problem solving process to help youth and their families struggling with emotional, mental and behavioral problems. The process begins by identifying the family's strengths and needs and then creating a plan to meet these needs.
Wraparound brings together a team of people involved in the youth and family's life. A family's team might include friends, relatives, schoolteachers, counselors, Child Welfare caseworkers and/or Juvenile Justice counselors. A care coordinator employed by Washington County will help all these people work together and coordinate the activities and services that take place in the least restrictive setting possible. Most services are community-based.
Every plan will be different because it is developed specifically for each child or youth and their family. The Wraparound process is always the same: family-driven, youth-guided, strengths-based and solution-focused. Participation in Washington County Wraparound is strictly voluntary.
Washington County Wraparound is available to children and youth who are eligible for the Oregon Health Plan and are members of the local Coordinated Care Organization (CCO).
Youth ages 0-18 must meet the following criteria:
- Mental Health Assessment (or update to older assessment) completed within 60 days before making the referral
- Current, serious impairment in multiple areas (home, school, social relationships, etc.)
- Multiple agency involvement (Special Education, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, etc.)
To apply for Washington County Wraparound, a referral packet must be completed. This packet must include:
- Completed Referral Form
- Mental Health Assessment or updated assessment completed in the last 60 days
- Signed Consent for Screening and Services (must be signed by legal guardian)
- Signed Consent for Release of Confidential Information - allowing Washington County to release referral information to the Wraparound Review Committee
- Signed Receipt of Privacy Practices form (available in both English and Spanish by scrolling through the form). A guardian should review the Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices prior to signing the form: choose from Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practice in English or Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practice in Spanish.
Please review this checklist to make sure you have completed everything needed for the packet, before sending to Washington County.
Completed referral packets can be sent to Washington County in the following ways:
- Secure email to BHAdminSupport@co.washington.or.us. If you need us to send you a secure email to reply to, let us know.
- Fax to 503-846-4560
- Print and mail to: Washington County Wraparound Team, 5240 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Suite 150, Hillsboro, OR 97124
- Place printed forms in an envelope and drop in the Behavioral Health Drop Box, available 24/7, at the Hillsboro address listed above
Once a complete referral packet is received, it will be screened by the Wraparound Reveiw Committee. Both the legal guardian and person making the referral will be notified in writing of the decision.
If a youth is found to be eligible, a Washington County care coordinator will be assigned and will contact the legal guardian within 14 days.
If a youth is NOT found eligible, alternative resources will be given to the family/guardian.
For more information, call our Behavioral Health Support Team at 503-846-4528.