WISe is a
voluntary services that takes a team approach to
meeting your child's needs. It provides intensive
mental health services to support your child, and
helps your family reach your goals. WISe
services and supports are available in locations and
times that work best for you, and crisis services
are available any time of day (24/7) with
individuals who know your situation. WISe is
available to Medicaid eligible children/youth from
birth to age 21 that meet Access to Care Standards
(standards used by mental health agencies to get the
right level of services to individuals).
How is WISe
different? WISe is a team approach to care
that is guided and driven by you and your family.
You and your family will set goals that meet your
needs, and develop an individualized care plan based
on your strengths.
Where do I
start? To make a referral, call our office
(509) 765-9239 today, and ask to schedule WISe
screen. If you are a youth over the age of 13
you can ask for a WISe screen to find out if you are
eligible. If you are under 13, you need
permission from your parent or guardian. If
you are a parent, you can refer your child for a
WISe screen at any time, but after age 13, a child
must consent to services. No intake is needed
to have a WISe screening.
more information on eligibility, how to get started,
and an overview video of the WISe program model from
the Washington Health Care Authority click here.