Several new behavioral health treatment facilities are slated to open in Washington over the next couple years.     Lawmakers discussed the facilities during a Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee meeting on Friday. Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) said the facilities fall in line with Gov. Jay Inslee’s behavioral health transformation plan initiated in 2019 that aims … Read more

Washington’s psychiatric hospitals do not have enough beds to meet the demand for patients in need, but several construction projects are underway to help provide more capacity.      Kelci Karl-Robinson, Coordinator for the Washington State House of Representatives’ Office of Program Research, discussed capacity issues at the two state psychiatric hospitals during a House … Read more

Grants from the Washington State Department of Commerce will fund several projects that will help people with behavioral health issues receive local treatment services. Commerce officials will distribute $47 million to fund 25 projects through its Behavioral Health Facilities program. Grant recipients were awarded funds after submitting applications that were based on plans specifically aimed … Read more