OverviewClinic & Center Description:
Tamarack Center is an adolescent psychiatric treatment facility. It has 16 beds that are both publicly funded through the Children’s Long-term Inpatient Program (CLIP) system as well as through private insurance companies.
CLIP is the most intensive inpatient psychiatric treatment available to WA State residents, ages 5-18 years of age. The program is a secure and highly structured setting designed to assess, treat and stabilize youth diagnosed with psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Individualized treatment is provided through the use of evidenced based practices designed to increase the youth’s skills and adaptive functioning with a focus on reintegration back into a community.Intake Process:
PRIVATE INSURANCE PROCESS:
Some of the residential beds at Tamarack are funded privately through a family’s insurance. Tamarack works with various insurance companies such as TriCare to provide the needed residential services.
It is suggested that parents with insurance first contact their insurance companies to find out if their benefits include residential services. Some organizations such as TriCare have specific processes to follow in order for a child to be authorized for residential services. Additionally, many insurance companies have their own In-Network list of providers which they utilize and that is more cost effective for parents to use.
CLIP INTAKE PROCESS:
Families should contact the local CLIP liaison to determine eligibility. Who your CLIP liaison is depends on your location and insurance. To find the contact information for your CLIP liaison visit http://clipadministration.org/Contacts/contacts.html and click on your child's health plan to see the correct liaison to call.
Once you contact your liaison and explain your child's situation they will help you and any local providers you're working with to explore options for placement in a CLIP location.
If you’re having trouble connecting with a liaison you can call 206-588-2985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questionsRequirements:
- Requires continuous 24 hour a day psychiatric supervision.
- Assessed to be an active danger to self or others.
- Assessed to have impaired reality testing/ orientation which hinder ability to function in daily life.
- Exhibits depressive symptoms which hinder ability to function in daily life.
- Shows evidence of a psychiatric impairment as defined in the DSM IV which prevents the youth from functioning in a lesser restrictive level of care.
- Involuntarily committed pursuant to the laws of the State of Washington
- The youth must be medically stable.
- The youth either male or female, is between the ages 12 through 17.
- The youth must demonstrate sufficient cognitive ability as to understand and participate in psycho-educational treatment in a psychiatric setting.
- Child must have a full scale IQ of 80 as a minimum.
- Cannot be so physically challenged as to not be able to care for self.
- Presents a history or level of aggression that could compromise the safety of the milieu.
- Is exhibiting behaviors that are more consistent with an acute psychiatric hospital level of care.
Approaches to Therapy:
- Case Management
- Couples Therapy
- Diet and Exercise Counseling
- Education Services
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Psychiatric Beds
Tags: adults, Case Management, Children with Emotional Disturbance (ED), Children's Long-Term Inpatient Program (CLIP), CLIP, Couples, Couples Therapy, Day Treatment, Diet and Exercise Counseling, Diet, Education Services, Emotional Disturbance, Exercise, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Partial Hospitalization, Peer Support, residential, Teens, Young Adults, and YouthAges Accepted:
- Activity Therapy
- BMT (Behavior Modification Therapy)
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
- DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
AvailabilityCurrently Accepting Clients: YesADA Accessible: YesNear Public Transportation?: YesTeletherapy:
Closest Bus/Train Stop:
TJ Meenach @ Elliot
PaymentCurrently Accepting Health Insurance?: