What is CLIP?

  • CLIP is the most intensive inpatient psychiatric treatment available to WA State residents, ages 5-18 years of age.
  • There are four programs and a total of 94 beds across Washington State.
  • The programs are located in a secure and highly structured setting designed to assess, treat and stabilize youth diagnosed with psychiatric and behavioral disorders.
  • Individualized treatment is 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 funded by Federal and State Medicaid dollars. Private insurance and other income sources can be billed if applicable. Learn more about eligibility and paying for CLIP.

Who is Eligible?

  • Youth between the ages of 5-18
  • Legal residents of Washington State
  • Youth diagnosed with a severe psychiatric disorder
  • Youth possessing a risk to themselves, others or is gravely disabled which warrants care under the supervision of a psychiatrist
  • Community based mental health resources available in the community did not meet the treatment needs of the youth

Learn more about access to CLIP.


Questions? Call 206-588-2985


2940 Westlake Ave N. #301

Seattle, WA 98109

P: 206-588-2985 | F: 206-859-6432

Children's Long-term Inpatient Program (CLIP)