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Child & Family Services

Care for Your Child, Support for Your Family

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Our Child & Family Services team includes behavioral health specialists dedicated to caring for children’s mental health needs. Our goal is to help children with mood, behavioral or other mental health issues to reduce their challenges at school and home and put them on a path to wellness as they grow into adulthood.

Why Choose Us: Accessible Expertise

Accessing expert care for your child should be easy. Which is why MultiCare Behavioral Health's specialists offer proven treatments designed specifically for children in more settings than any other mental health program in our area. Access our care for your child, youth or teen through our:

  • Walk-in assessment clinic: We are one of just a few programs offering a walk-in clinic solely dedicated to providing mental health assessments for adults and children receiving Medicaid support. Our experienced mental health professionals work with parents and guardians at the Puyallup clinic to determine which services are best for your child and to help schedule their first appointment. Contact us to learn more about what to expect.
  • Integrated care through our primary care and pediatric clinics: With therapists in numerous clinics throughout Pierce and South King County, no one offers more options for receiving mental health services in primary care settings. Learn more about our integrated services.
  • Embedded therapists at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital: We help children with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, to overcome challenges with their condition when they need mental health support.
  • In-school services: Our partnerships with 15 schools in five different school districts in Pierce County help children receive treatment right at school. In addition to counseling services, we advocate for your child’s needs within their school environment.
  • Case management: We help your family access community resources and learn how to advocate for your child’s needs.

Our Services

Services available through our Child & Family Services program include:

  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Regular assessments to determine whether treatments are having a positive impact on your child’s daily life
  • Coordination with community resource providers to help meet your child’s basic needs, such as food and housing
  • Medication services and consultation for enrolled clients with complex medication issues
  • Support from our state certified peer specialists, all of whom have overcome significant challenges with their own children

Free support services and programs for parents and young adults include:

  • Sexual minority support: With a focus on health and wellness, we offer a friendly, supportive environment to young adults in the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Learn more about this program and our other specialty services.
  • Family support: Our Family Support Services offer skills and support for parents and families. Learn more about our Family Support Services.

All services and treatment are provided in a collaborative environment and delivered using a team-based approach that fosters hope and wellness.

MultiCare Behavioral Health Access Center

Our Access Center quickly connects clients with much-needed mental health services.

You can reach the Access Center by calling 888-445-8120, Monday through Friday between 8am and 4:30pm .

Walk-In Assessment Clinic

We are the only provider in the area that offers a walk-in assessment clinic for adults and children receiving Medicaid benefits. The specialists at the walk-in clinic offer in-person mental health assessments on a first-come, first-served basis.

The walk-in assessment clinic is open Mon-Fri, 9am to 4:30pm at:

MultiCare Behavioral Health  
325 East Pioneer Avenue
Puyallup, WA 98372

Mental Health Conditions We Treat

Conditions we treat in our Child & Family Services program include:
•    Anxiety
•    Depression
•    Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
•    Trauma and PTSD

Contact Us

Our services are available in convenient locations throughout Pierce and South King counties. 

Call the MultiCare Behavioral Health Access Center at 888-445-8120 to make an appointment for outpatient and specialty services.