Links for Health & Wellness

National Family Voices  – Access and contact information for state Family-to-Family (F2F) Health Information Centers. Direct support for children or youth with special health care needs, such as premature birth; autism; mental, behavioral, or emotional health issues; a genetic diagnosis; or a physical or developmental disability.

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (National Center) is a cooperative agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Focus for 15 years has been to ensure that children and youth can receive medical care at home.

Mental Health Government Linkages – General articles about warning signs of mental illness and how to help, treatment referrals and options, insurance navigation, help for military families, NIMH clinical trials, linkage to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

US National Suicide & Crisis Hotlines – Phone numbers for suicide crisis, teen-specific help, LGBTQ, Native American, Post-partum, homeless, runaway and other support.

Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens connects patients and families with evidence-supported, outpatient, mental health services in their community. This free, telephone-based referral service is funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) and operated by Seattle Children’s Hospital. The Mental Health Referral Service provides referral support to Washington state children and teens, ages 17 and younger. Families can call 833-303-5437, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, to connect with a referral specialist. An agent will ask for information including mental health needs, location and health insurance plan. 

What can patients and families expect?

A referral specialist will call and email the family with information on one or two providers or agencies that meet their needs and have openings. Since starting the program in April 2019, the service has received a high number of requests and currently there is a waiting period. A referral specialist will call families back as soon as possible.

A few weeks after providing the referrals, a referral specialist will contact the family to see if they were able to make an appointment and ask if additional resources are needed.

If no appointment has been made, an agent will try to address any barriers or link the family to another provider.  

For questions about the referral service, please contact