Youth Inpatient Services
The KMHS Youth Inpatient Unit is temporarily closed to reduce community spread of COVID-19. Please call the VOA Crisis Line at 1-888-910-0416 for youth who may be in need of Youth Inpatient Unit services.
In some situations, inpatient evaluation and treatment is the best setting for recovery. Our Youth Inpatient Team sees youth ages 8 – 17 who are experiencing serious emotional and acute behavioral disturbances. Treatment offers family-centered, collaborative care assisting youth and their families in building skills to help them thrive on return to their home and community environment. With 10 beds for children and adolescents, the Youth Inpatient Unit serves young people from across the state (including Kitsap County) with a wide variety of clinical symptoms.
Admissions to the Youth Inpatient Unit can be made on a voluntary or involuntary basis depending on the needs of the client and family, and the youth’s individual presentation. If you or someone you care about may be in need of inpatient evaluation and treatment services, call the Volunteers of America Crisis Call Line at 1-888-910-0416 where professional staff are available 24/7 to offer assistance. They will ensure that the help offered is appropriate for the crisis someone is experiencing. Dependent on the level of need, this may include dispatching the KMHS Designated Crisis Response Team for emergency assessment. Following assessment, referrals to inpatient care may be made if necessary for involuntary or voluntary detention in our evaluation and treatment center or other psychiatric facility or substance use treatment facility. DCRs seek to assist people in crisis with the least restrictive services needed to support them in their recovery.
To reduce spread of COVID-19, we are restricting visitors from all of our campus Inpatient Facilities and Outpatient Services until further notice. No visitors are allowed at the Youth Inpatient Unit at this time.
Visitor Hours for the Youth Inpatient Unit are:
Monday – Friday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.