King County, Washington Mental Health Resources

If you live in King County there are a number of great resources to support your mental health and/or addiction/recovery needs. The list below represents primary support services that you may find helpful.

King County Mental Health Services
textual image with mental health focusKing County provides publicly funded mental health services to low-income people in need. To find out if you qualify for King County Mental Health Services, see who we serve. Even if you do not qualify for our mental health services, you can find out about other low-cost mental health service providers.

King County Behavioral Health Administration
The Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) transforms lives by supporting sustainable recovery, independence and wellness.  We do this through funding and supporting effective prevention and intervention services for youth and families, and treatment and recovery support for youth and adults with addiction and mental health conditions (also known as behavioral health).  It operates three state psychiatric hospitals that deliver high-quality services to adults and children with complex needs.

King County 24 Hour Crisis Line & Website
Call: 866-4CRISIS (427-4747)
Local: 206-461-3222
TTY: 206-461-3219

King County 211 
If you are in need of housing, food, utility or other tangible assistance - call 211 for support and assistance services in King County.  

Mental Health Ombuds Service for King County
The Mental Health Ombuds Service for King County offers information and referral and also helps with complaints and grievances. When a complaint is received, an Ombudsman will research and investigate the situation, advocate for the expressed interest of the client, and facilitate a resolution.

Authorized Community Mental Health Agencies
Here you will find a complete list of community mental health agencies authorized in King County.  This list covers all of King County and provides contact details for each agency.

Organizations working in King County
There are a number of organizations in King County working with mental health issues and related issues.  Each has it's own website packed with helpful information.

  • Behavioral Health and Wellness
    Behavioral Health & Wellness is a grassroots, statewide, consumer-run organization whose mission is to provide support,  education and advocacy. Our goals include being change agents regarding policy and plan development that effect  behavioral health services; supporting individuals with behavioral health challenges (sometimes referred to as peers or consumers), thus promoting hope, recovery and resiliency among individuals with behavioral health challenges; and promoting individuals to become empowered.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    NAMI Greater Seattle = 206.783.9264

Cheap or free mental health services in Seattle?

  • Neighborhood Clinics
    Neighborcare Health is the largest provider of primary medical and dental care in the Seattle area for low income and uninsured families and individuals, serving our community for almost 50 years.

  • Seattle Women's Commission
    The Seattle Women's Commision has an extensive list of resources to support women's needs in King County and Washington State.

  • Country Doctor Community Clinic
    Country Doctor Community Clinic is located in the heart of Capitol Hill.  They are a wide range of primary care services and have an on-site pharmacy.

  • Center for Human Services
    Center for Human Services is a community-based nonprofit youth and family services agency that has been a resource to children, youth, adults and families since 1970.