Providers at Birchwood Counseling, LLC are not available on a 24/7 basis. While we do encourage you to let your provider know if you are having a crisis situation, please do not delay care while waiting for a call back from your provider. Below are some crisis resources for the Portland metro area as well as some national resources. Mental health emergencies are medical emergencies and you can always call 911 if you need immediate care.
Multnomah County Crisis Line: (503) 988-4888
Walk In Care
Your Local Emergency Department--All hospital emergency departments are an option for emergency mental health care.
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
Trevor Project: 866-488-7386 (directed at youth)
LGBTQ National Hotline: 888-843-4564
VA Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (press 1)
Online Chat: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat
These services may not be available 24/7 and are not intended for emergency intervention. However, they can be a good resources for support in between your counseling sessions or when you need support but it is not an emergency situation.
Senior Loneliness Line: 503.200.1633 or toll free at 1.800.282.7035
David Romprey Warmline: 1.800.698.8491
Treatment and Community Resources
Mental Health Advance Directive
Much like a medical advance directive, you have an option to document your wishes for mental health treatment ahead of time in an emergency situation. These wishes would only go into effect if you were in a circumstance where you were unable to communicate your needs or lacked capacity to do so. Below is some information and a sample form for documenting those wishes. Although we provide the resources here, we encourage you to speak with an attorney if you need clarification on the laws or rules referenced.
Sample Form: Declaration for Mental Health Treatment
Oregon Health Authority Information Packet: OHA Information on Mental Health Advance Directives
Register to Vote
At Birchwood Counseling, we are dedicated to providing high quality care to our community, including those who have coverage through OHP. As part of our contract with OHP, we offer information to all new clients about registering to vote.
Oregon Health Plan
OHA Application Information Site: Apply for coverage under OHP
CareOregon (Portland Metro Area CCO): You can find information about your plan and search for in network providers.
Trillium Community Health (Portland Metro Area CCO): You can find information about your plan and search for in network providers.
Find your CCO: Available CCOs (Coordinated Care Oreganzations) are based on your home address. You can make a request to change CCOs if there is more than one that serves the area you live in.