What is MHIP?
Integration & Collaboration
The Mental Health Integration Program is a state-wide, patient-centered, integrated program serving clients with medical, mental health, and substance abuse needs. The program provides:
- High quality mental health screening and treatment
- An evidence- and outcome-based model of collaborative stepped care to treat common mental disorders
Since the start of the program in January of 2008, MHIP has served over 18,000 patients and provided psychiatric consultations to 11,000 patients ages 0-100. Ongoing evaluation has shown substantial improvements in coordinated care and mental health outcomes.
The Washington State Legislature
provides dedicated funding to Community Health Plan of Washington to provide mental health services to clients on Disability Lifeline (formerly GA-U) around the state;
In King County, the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy, Children's Health Initiative, and the Mental Illness & Drug Dependency (MIDD) Action Plan increase access to MHIP through community health centers, public health centers, and other safety net clinics.
Since 2008, MHIP has offered training and workforce development for integration in health care for over 200 professionals state-wide. Ongoing training takes place monthly to a growing number of mental health professionals across the state.
Targeted Populations Statewide
Individuals receiving time-limited benefits via Disability Lifeline (formerly GA-U) for a physical or mental illness-related disability.
Targeted Populations in King County
- Veterans and their families;
- The uninsured;
- Low income mothers and their children;
- Low income older adults;
- Other high risk individuals and families who lack health insurance.
Community Health Plan
720 Olive Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101-1830
Jessica Knaster Wasse
410 5th Ave #1000
Seattle, WA 98104
University of Washington, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
1959 NE Pacific St., Campus Box 356560
Seattle, WA 98195-6560