Mental Health and Addiction Services
The mission of Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services Division (MHASD) is to build and maintain high quality, accessible and culturally competent systems of care for children, youth and adults with a mental illness, emotional or addictive disorder.
Visit Multnomah County's Health Transformation web site for the latest information about local and state health care reform.
MHASD provides mental health services to adults, children and families through an extensive system of care that includes community-based services, respite, sub-acute and inpatient care, residential treatment, and transitional housing.
MHASD serves Oregon Health Plan members enrolled in Health Share of Oregon/Multnomah Mental Health, formerly known as Verity, as well as people who have no insurance or resources. To receive mental health treatment:
- If your mental health insurance provider is Multnomah Mental Health (formerly Verity), go to any of the provider agencies listed in your member handbook. If you need help choosing a provider agency, call Multnomah Mental Health (formerly Verity) Member Services at (503) 988-5887
- If you do not have insurance, call MHASD's Mental Health Call Center—open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—at (503) 988-4888 to find out which provider agencies have low fees or sliding-scale payment plans.
MHASD provides alcohol, drug, and gambling addiction prevention and treatment services to adults and youth. To receive addiction treatment, you can get a screening at your regular health provider or call MHASD's Mental Health Call Center--open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week--at (503) 988-4888 for assistance finding an appropriate provider.
Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) is an MHASD early intervention program for young people from age 15 to 25 experiencing the first symptoms of psychosis. The goal of the program is to prevent more serious problems later in life. Call EASA at 503-988-3272--open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
News and Announcements
2/13/13 - 1:24 pm
As of February 20, 2013, Health Share of Oregon members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties will receive a new Health Share Member ID card in the mail. The new card features a vibrant design and contains key information and phone numbers for convenience. Only the card will change. There are no changes in services, benefits, or providers. Visit the Health Share of Oregon web site for more information and updates.
12/12/12 - 3:40 pm
There may be no better mark of success for a mental health program and its clientele than employment. The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) prioritizes supported employment as part of the services that make up this program designed to intervene early in a young person's mental illness. The program has been very successful in helping its clients find and keep jobs. In fact, after a year in the program, the percentage of clients employed increased by 22%!