History

Behavioral Health Northwest is a Washington not-for-profit corporation first incorporated in 1994.  The members of BHN are two long-standing behavioral health and social service providers.  BHN is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of three representatives from each of the member organizations.  BHN has targeted provision of specialized health homes to complex patients, provision of intensive services such as alternatives to state institutions, evaluation and treatment facilities, and high intensity evidence-based practices, and network services to health plans as its primary product lines.  These services will be available statewide.  BHN intends to deliver these products by achieving a high level of integration and consistency of practice between the partners and any potential subcontractors. 

Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health (dba Comprehensive) has been a provider of mental health and substance use disorder treatment since 1972.  In addition Comprehensive provides a range of other services including child welfare services (including CHAP and BRS), domestic violence, sexual assault and general crimes victim advocacy, veterans services and many other programs.  Through a partnership, Comprehensive operates a specialized skilled nursing facility for individuals with co-occurring medical and behavioral health problems.  It is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

Comprehensive serves 4 counties (Kittitas, Yakima, Klickitat and Benton). Some of its services are available statewide.  The organization provides housing, residential, and inpatient services for behavioral health populations.  Comprehensive provides an extensive continuum of behavioral health services to persons of all ages. This includes inpatient, residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient services to persons with mental health, substance use and co-occurring disorders.  Comprehensive has aggressively implemented full-fidelity evidence-based treatment approaches. 

Compass Health (Compass) has been a provider since 1901.  Compass provides mental health, chemical dependency, child welfare and other social services.  It provides housing, residential, and inpatient services for behavioral health populations.  Compass has been the lead agency of the Associated Provider Network (APN) and has provided a range of management and administrative services to that Organization.  From 1997 to 2007 APN successfully served as the administrative service organization for the North Sound Mental Health Administration.

Compass Health serves 5 counties (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and San Juan).  Compass also provides a broad range of behavioral health services to persons of all ages. This includes inpatient, residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient services to persons with mental health, substance use and co-occurring disorders.  Compass has also aggressively implemented full-fidelity evidence-based treatment approaches.