Behavioral Health specialists work closely with our primary care providers and can address adjustment disorders, anxiety, mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, parenting support, sleep concerns, substance use, and trauma. Behavioral Health specialists see patients for up to 12 visits in our clinic or virtually via telehealth appointments. Therapy services are evidence based and utilize techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Problem-Solving Treatment.
Children and Adolescents
Changes to routine, home life, and school can be overwhelming, especially to children and adolescents. Our Behavioral Health services can support psychiatric assessment, treatment, and support of common behavioral disorders such as depression, anxiety, and attention deficit disorder with a referral from Jefferson Healthcare primary care providers.
Integrated Behavioral Health
Jefferson Healthcare Primary Care behavioral health specialists (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers) work closely with primary care providers (doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants) and psychiatric consultants to provide coordinated, convenient and cost-effective behavioral health services for our patients within their primary care clinics. Our psychiatric consultants can provide additional support in terms of diagnostic clarification and recommendations around medication and psychotherapy. Our psychiatric consultants meet with our behavioral health specialists weekly to discuss patient care and track progress over time using a registry. They then make recommendations to the primary care providers about next steps in care. They can also see a patient in person for 1-3 brief consultation appointments to discuss their needs in further detail. Our psychiatric consultants do not see patients on an ongoing basis.
Recognizing early signs of mental health problems and knowing when a behavioral or emotional issue needs professional help is crucial for healthy development and the well-being of children, adolescents, and adults. Our primary care providers can refer patients to a behavioral specialist during a primary care appointment. To make an appointment, call your primary clinic or discuss IBH with your primary care provider at your next visit.
IBH is not for everyone, and there are times when patients would benefit from more support through a higher level of care. IBH can help coordinate care between other services (medical, behavioral health, school, community, etc.) and can bridge between outpatient behavioral health services. This will also help with minimizing health care costs because it is integrated within primary care clinics.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Treatment and support are available and can change your life. The Primary Care team can help with questions or concerns about opioid, alcohol, nicotine, THC or stimulant use. Call 360.379.2248 or talk to your provider.
- Discovery Behavior Health (DBH) provides FREE crisis services to all residents of East Jefferson County. Crisis services are available through DBH on a walk-in basis at their office at 884 W. Park Avenue, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
- Regional Volunteers of America (VOA) crisis line is available, by telephone, 24/7 888-910-0416
- Volunteers of America (VOA) 24-hour online crisis chat: www.imhurting.org
- Crisis Text Line: Text 741741
- If there is an urgent life-threatening concern, please dial 911
- See Patient Resources at the bottom of this page for additional information about teenage depression, anxiety, challenging behavior and traumatic events
Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm
Primary Care, Sheridan Medical Office Building