Mental-health crisis intervention for all Multnomah County residents, regardless of insurance, age or income
Cascadia’s Project Respond
Cascadia’s Project Respond is the mobile mental-health crisis response team that provides crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Accessed through the Multnomah County Call Center, we serve individuals and families experiencing a mental health emergency. Project Respond often provides brief follow up and referral after a crisis, to ensure resolution. Project Respond also assists individuals in hospital ERs to help divert the need for hospitalization by connecting people to community-based services.
The Urgent Walk-in Clinic
The Urgent Walk-in Clinic in Portland is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m at 4212 SE Division St., Suite 100, Portland. This key service relieves pressure on hospital acute-care systems by assisting those in crisis before they need to go to the emergency room. The clinic provides counseling, medication-gap prescribing, and referrals to affordable mental-health treatment. Recently, Oregon Health Sciences University’s Richmond Clinic entered into a partnership with Cascadia to develop an Urgent Primary Care Clinic in conjunction with the existing Urgent Walk-In Clinic. We expect these expanded services to begin in 2013.
Crisis Respite serves as a short-term step down or alternative to the hospital. Individuals receive assistance in stabilizing symptoms of mental illness in a home-like setting. Cascadia operates a 10-bed Crisis Respite program in Multnomah County and a 5-bed program in Clackamas County.