What is CLIP?

    CLIP is the most intensive inpatient psychiatric treatment available to all WA State residents, ages 5-18 years of age.

    CLIP is a medically based treatment approach providing 24 hour psychiatric care staffed by Psychiatrists, Master level Social Workers, RN's and other clinical experts.

    CLIP is psychiatric treatment provided in a secure and highly structured setting designed to assess, treat and stabilize youth diagnosed psychiatric and behavioral disorders.

    CLIP is individualized treatment provided through the use of evidenced based practices designed to increase the youth's skills and adaptive functioning with a focus on reintegration back into a community setting, as quickly as possible.

    CLIP is a treatment opportunity for parents to learn new skills and strategies to effectively understand and manage their child's illness.

    CLIP is an opportunity to work with CLIP treatment staff and community providers in order to develop the necessary supports and resources in the community to adequately support the family and youth through the transition and return home.

    CLIP is an opportunity to evaluate medications in a controlled setting which is unparalleled.

    CLIP is a mental health treatment course, not a place for your child to live indefinitely.

    CLIP is funded by Federal and State Medicaid dollars, but private insurance and other income sources can be billed, if applicable.


Children’s Long-Term Inpatient Program for Washington State (CLIP)


2940 Westlake Ave N. #301
Seattle WA, 98109
email: contactclip@clipadministration.org