About Our CLIP Programs

CLIP Programs are licensed by the Department of Health and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and are certified Evaluation and Treatment facilities. All CLIP programs meet the Federal Standards for providing psychiatric inpatient care to children and adolescents.

Each CLIP Program Is Designed to
Help and Guide Our Youth

View Our CLIP Programs Center Here

  • Spokane: Tamarack Center.
  • Yakima: Two Rivers Landing.
  • Pierce: Pearl Youth Residence and Child Study and Treatment Center (CSTC).

Core Services Provided
At Each Programs Includes:

How to Access CLIP Programs

The CLIP Voluntary Application process begins at the county level through the youth’s/adolescent’s health insurance.

Step 1

Contact the CLIP Liaison in your county (BH-ASO/MCO), whom will start the process for screening.

Step 2

The CLIP Liaison will work with you and your family on next steps needed to complete a CLIP Application/screening.

Step 3

If the local committee determines eligibility is met your child’s application and supplemental materials are sent to the CLIP Administration for determination of medical necessity by the State Certification team.

Get Started By Locating Your Local BH-ASO/MCO

Frequently Asked Question

All children served in a CLIP Program are eligible for Medicaid funding while in residence. If the child has private insurance that covers psychiatric inpatient care, those benefits are also applied to the cost of stay. Read more about Medicaid.

The voluntary application process is a two-tiered process that begins with contacting your local BH-ASO/MCO representative. If a local decision is made to proceed with a referral to CLIP, the BH-ASO/MCO gathers all the application materialsand contacts the CLIP Administration. The CLIP Administration is the final authority for determining a child’s eligibility for admission.

Each child’s length of stay varies according to his/her individualneeds and progress toward treatment goals. The average length of stay 9 months. Children are returned to their home/community as soon as possible. The community partners including family, DSHS case worker, therapists, schools, etc., are expected to collaborate with the CLIP Program to assure appropriate discharge resources are in place prior discharge.