Snohomish County, Washington, is opening a 32-bed behavioral health facility, called the North Sound Behavioral Health facility, on the campus of the Denny Juvenile Justice Center in Everett. The new facility has two units, each with 16 beds. One is for adults with opioid addiction disorder. The other is for adults with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. The facility is run by Pioneer Human Services. The North Sound Behavioral Health facility will begin accepting consumers by the end of July 2021.
Most treatment services will be funded through the federal Medicaid system. Previously individuals eligible for Medicaid funded treatment were forced to leave Snohomish County for care, often going to Eastern Washington for treatment, making it difficult for family engagement and education. The renovation of the facility was funded by: an appropriation from the Washington State Legislature to the state Department of Commerce ($11.37 million); North Sound Behavioral Health Organization ($3.34 million); and Snohomish County ($2.8 million) for a total budget of $17.51 million.
This was reported by Snohomish County on July 14, 2021.
Contact information: Kent Patton, Communications Director, Snohomish County Government, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201; 425-388-3883; Email: Kent.Patton@snoco.org; Website: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/4092/North-Sound-Behavioral-Health-Treatment-