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First Step to Recovery

Patient taking their first step to recovery, receiving a physical exam

The First Step to Recovery at THS starts with an assessment, a private consultation with one of our counselors talking about the issues the new patient is facing. Here our staff can figure out exactly what issues someone is coping with. Whether it’s heroin or opioid abuse, mental health issues, or trouble with other substances, our team is standing by to help anyone take their First Step to Recovery. Watch the video above or read below to learn more.

Learning How We Can Help

Recognizing you should seek treatment is hard and our team at Therapeutic Health Services understands that. We want to make it easy to get care and start recovery. For each of our patients, whether they are seeking substance use treatment or mental health care, the first step to recovery starts with an assessment.

Prospective patients have a private conversation with one of our counselors, explaining what troubles they’re facing and what they need help with. If substance use is a concern, the counselor will ask questions about the patient’s history of substance use, how much they use and how often. They will also ask about how substance use is impacting the rest of the patient’s life.

If the patient is seeking mental health services, they may be asked about how they’re feeling, what’s troubling them and if they have concerns about anxiety, anger, depression or other mental health issues. They will be asked other questions about their support system, their life experiences and how their mental health issues are impacting their ability to function. Our goal to make sure we know where they’re coming from so we can address their unique needs

If the patient is entering our Opioid Use Treatment program, they’ll have an appointment with one of our healthcare providers who will determine what kind of medication and dose amount will be right for the patient. These medications may include methadone or Buprenorphine, otherwise known as Suboxone®.

These questions and our intake process are important to helping our team get a good idea of who the patient is and how THS can help. We can then assign the patient to a counselor who will take them through to the next step of recovery.

Our goal at Therapeutic Health Services is to help each of our patients take their first step toward recovery, getting started right for a journey of healing and wellness.

Take the First Step to Recovery
Click the button below to be taken to our Get Help form. Your entry will be securely transmitted to our staff who will contact you ASAP.

Covid-19 is a real threat and everyone is susceptible to contracting it, however by simply wearing a face-covering or other face-covering you can help prevent the virus from spreading. Covid-19’s symptoms can go under the radar and many people may not even know they have it, but if they wear a face-covering they can drastically reduce their likelihood of spreading it. We ask that whenever someone comes to THS, they wear a face-covering, this extends to Staff, Clients, or Visitors.


Together we can prevent the spread of Covid-19 and help keep our neighbors and selves safe. Remember that when you wear a face-covering you are choosing to protect those around you, the same extends to anyone you see who is wearing a face-covering.


A face-covering doesn’t need to be anything more than the same kind of cloth used in your average t-shirt or bandana. Below are some video resources to help someone make their own face-covering.

Juneteenth commemorates the true ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers under the leadership of Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and notified those still under the yoke of slavery that they were free. This was two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Now more than 150 years later, we celebrate this important event every June 19th. In a time when we are reminded every day that we have much to do to overcome inequality, oppression and hate, this holiday can serve as a moment to reflect and dream of a better future for all people.

At Therapeutic Health Services, we have long recognized Juneteenth as an important staff holiday and encouraged its celebration and commemoration. In the past, we’ve hosted fun events for youth and families, bringing together community partners to share and create. This year we aren’t able to host this event, but we ask that everyone takes a moment to think about Juneteenth, its significance, and how each of us can work to bring about greater understanding, freedom and equality to all.

Learn more about Juneteenth, its history, and how to celebrate it by visiting here: www.juneteenth.com

Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over-due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.

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The past few days and weeks have laid bare the toxic racism that is woven into the fabric of America, every one of our systems, and every single town and city. The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor and the harassment of Christian Cooper are not single, unique instances, but rather examples of the long-standing, pervasive, ongoing, systemic racism that infects our culture, government, and systems of power.

In America today, if you are a Black person, you encounter the potentially deadly effects of racism at every stage of your life. From schools that perpetuate the school to prison pipeline, to the community, where harassment and over-policing directed at Black people is the norm, to biases in the health care systems that contribute to health inequities, institutionalization in poorly performing nursing homes, and even early death. This is why we are seeing shockingly high rates of deaths from COVID-19 among Black people. We are witnessing communities of color losing people of all ages at an alarming rate.

And in America today, if you are a Black person, you can’t safely leave your home without putting your life in danger. And even inside your home, you may be gunned down for no reason. If you protest these injustices peacefully, you are criticized. If you protest loudly, you are criticized and often met with violence. It is racism that causes many observers to focus on the violence that sometimes accompanies protests, rather than the injustice at the root of the protests. Racism is a virus that infects the whole of our society. The xenophobic hatred aimed at Asian Americans, the high numbers of COVID-19 infections among Pacific Islanders and Latinx people, many of whom who are doing the essential work of caregiving and food service, the skyrocketing deaths in Native American communities – all of these are part of the racism that is embedded into every aspect of American life.

At Therapeutic Health Services, we are in solidarity with members of our community who are fighting the devastating effects of racism. We acknowledge that we are all part of this system that bestows unearned privilege on many, and leaves others behind. We say together: Black Lives Matter. To fight racism, we must be explicitly anti-racist. We reaffirm our commitment to do everything individually and collectively that we can to break down these systems of oppression so all of us, at all ages, can have the freedom and justice that all humans deserve.

GiveBIG season starts each year on April 15th and runs through to May 5th & 6th. GiveBIG is a Washington state initiative where non-profit organizations come together to demonstrate how they’re working to serve the Pacific Northwest. Everyone is invited to chip in and support these organizations through donations, volunteerism, and more. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, GiveBIG is especially critical as so many organizations struggle to continue supporting people in need. Therapeutic Health Services would like to invite you to donate and support our patients during this time of crisis by visiting here.

Unique Needs In This Unique Time

We are continuing to serve our patients and anyone in need despite the many healthcare challenges presented by COVID-19. We’re working hard to expand our telehealth capabilities so patients don’t need to come to our clinics as often to get the care they rely on. Our counselors and care teams recognize that addiction is often a disease of isolation and in this time of quarantine it is more critical than ever to connect with our patients regularly and safely. Our counselors are conducting one-on-one sessions via phone and increasingly by newly implemented telehealth technology. These check ins ensure patients are staying healthy and to help prevent feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and depression that might lead to relapse. We’ve also taken measures to expand the number of patients who are provided with extended take-home doses of their methadone medication. This effort is aimed at reducing how often our patients need to come to our clinics so they can stay home and stay healthy. These efforts also reduce the amount of traffic to each of our clinics which keeps our staff safe.

While Therapeutic Health Services is coping and adapting to the new world COVID-19 has presented to us, we still need your help. Today, we are all challenged by the uncertainty, stress and anxiety caused by the epidemic. These feelings are amplified in people made vulnerable by substance use and mental health challenges.  

That’s why we are working to provide Enhanced Recovery Supports. These supports aren’t covered by program funding and are often the critical piece in helping a patient achieve their recovery goals. These supports could be baby supplies for a new mother, personal care items for a homeless youth or young adult, basic household items for a newly housed person, or even emergency funds for food. We ask that you take the time to commit to helping us provide these supports.

Please visit here or click the button below to be taken to our secure donation form where you can show us your support with a contribution. We need your support and our patients need care, help us and help them by GivingBIG, when you GiveBIG with THS, you’re helping us grow big futures.

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Considering Compassion and Care

We had a great time in October for our Fall Raising Power Event held at the Wild Ginger McKenzie in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Our supporters gathered to view our new Central Youth Development Video and hear the story of Rachelle, a patient with an amazing story.

We heard from our CEO, Patricia Edmond-Quinn, on the importance of widening our circle and connecting to people in need across our region. Our Chief Development and Marketing Officer, Ken Schlegel, explained the importance of Enhanced Recovery Supports.

Enhanced Recovery Supports are the little things Therapeutic Health Services provides to people in need, that standard program models can’t provide. These supports go beyond our programs to provide extras like helping students pay for the SAT, providing personal care items for homeless youth, or providing new clothing for a young person’s job interview. Anything our programs don’t cover, but our patients need to succeed.

Friends and Faces of the Fall Raising Power Event

Videos Shared at Our Fall Raising Power Event

Join Our Circle
Please join us in making a difference across our region, providing quality compassionate care to anyone and everyone in need. Each day our staff are fighting the opioid crisis, helping people build healthy minds, and developing youth. Together we can foster healing and recovery in the Pacific Northwest.

Conductive Conversation

We had a blast on the evening of Tuesday, August 27th for our 2019 Summer “Raising Power” Event. The event brought together executive team, members of THS board of directors, leadership staff, new friends and ardent community supporters. Patricia Edmond-Quinn, our CEO, took us through a timeline of how THS has grown to have branches in key Puget Sound communities like Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, and Kent. Patricia gave us a run-down on what her plans include and how important it is to have a dedicated group of supporters who are willing to help us on the frontlines of the Opioid Crisis.

Change is Good

The THS team lives by the motto “Change is Good” and that’s exactly what our staff are doing. Each day they are changing hundreds of lives, restoring health, and rebuilding futures.

Royale’s Story

We shared the story of Royale Lexing, a client who was served in our Youth & Families program. Royale was tragically murdered in May of 2019, making his story bittersweet.

Brenda’s Story

Brenda’s story was also shared at the Summer Raising Power Event. The way Brenda became addicted was akin to so many others in our community. Prescribed pain medication because of a sore tooth, it didn’t take long for her to develop a physical dependence. From there Brenda had to decide between spending her money on the street buying drugs or be horribly sick. Luckily she was connected to care and through treatment, at THS she was able to end her addiction to Opiates.

There are so many stories of recovery we have yet to share. Please help us do that by continuing to connect, sharing these stories, and giving so we can continue to foster healing and recovery.

Raising Power Events Coming Soon

We will be holding more Raising Power events throughout this year and the next. Stay tuned to be connected to more events this year. Sign up for our newsletter by visiting HERE

Photos from the Summer Raising Power Event

We had a blast on the evening of Tuesday, April 11th for our 2019 Spring Raising Power Event. The event brought together our executive team, our board of directors, and ardent community supporters. Together we were able to talk about the needs of THS and the needs of our patients. Together we discussed the future of THS and how the organization is going about setting down the game plan for reaching those needs.

We will be holding more Raising Power events throughout the year. Stay tuned to be connected to more events this year. Sign up for our newsletter by visiting here:

Photos from our event are here:

Please show your support of THS
The Spring Raising Power Event was a blast! If you missed the event but want to support THS, our mission, and our patients, please commit to a gift by visiting our donate page. Click the button below to be directed there.

Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed, as well as your rights regarding this information and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

Effective Date: Jan 1, 2018

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record
  • Correct your paper or electronic medical record
  • Request confidential communication
  • Ask us to limit the information we share
  • Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
  • Get a copy of this privacy notice
  • Choose someone to act for you
  • File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated

Your Choices

You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:

  • Tell family and friends about your condition
  • Provide disaster relief
  • Include you in a hospital directory
  • Provide mental health care
  • Market our services and sell your information
  • Raise funds

Our Uses and Disclosures

We may use and share your information as we:

  • Treat you
  • Run our organization
  • Bill for your services
  • Help with public health and safety issues
  • Do research
  • Comply with the law
  • Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
  • Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
  • Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
  • Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

Your Rights

When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.

Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record

  • You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you. Ask us how to do this.
  • We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee.

Ask us to correct your medical record

  • You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. Ask us how to do this.
  • We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days.

Request confidential communications

  • You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address.
  • We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests.

Ask us to limit what we use or share

  • You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care.
  • If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information.

Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information

  • You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why.
  • We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and health care operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one accounting a year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.

Get a copy of this privacy notice

You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.

Choose someone to act for you

  • If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.
  • We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action.

File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated

  • You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us using the information on page 1.
  • You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/.
  • We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

Your Choices

For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.

In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:

  • Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care
  • Share information in a disaster relief situation
  • Include your information in a hospital directory

If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example, if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.

In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:

  • Marketing purposes
  • Sale of your information
  • Most sharing of psychotherapy notes

In the case of fundraising:

We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.

Our Uses and Disclosures

How do we typically use or share your health information?
We typically use or share your health information in the following ways:

To Treat you

We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.

To Run our organization

We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.
Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.

To Bill for your services

We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.

How else can we use or share your health information?

We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html

Help with public health and safety issues

We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:

  • Preventing disease
  • Helping with product recalls
  • Reporting adverse reactions to medications
  • Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
  • Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety

Do research

We can use or share your information for health research.

Comply with the law

We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.

Respond to organ and tissue donation requests

We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.

Work with a medical examiner or funeral director

We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.

Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests

We can use or share health information about you:

  • For workers’ compensation claims
  • For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
  • With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
  • For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services

Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.

Our Responsibilities

  • We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
  • We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
  • We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.
  • We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.

For more information see here: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html

Changes to the Terms of this Notice

We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all the information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.

Are you in need of care?
Click the button for more to be taken to our Get Help form. Here you can tell us what services you need. Your entry will be securely transmitted to a clinician who will contact you within 24 hours.

Primary care comes to THS

THS is proud to highlight the opening of our first primary care unit. Located at our Summit/Seneca Branch in First Hill in Seattle, the primary care unit focuses on the acute and chronic healthcare needs of our patients. We aim to remove major obstacles to primary care faced by many of our behavioral health patients. Providing primary care at the same location where our patients receive behavior health services helps them address health concerns before they require a trip to the emergency room. THS looks forward to expanding this integrated care model to our other branch locations in the near future.

In the Annual Report, you can also view treatment goal outcomes for both adults and youth across our Mental Health and Substance Use programs as well as our 2016 financials. Click the link below to read more.

2016 Annual Report

First Step to Recovery Posts

Patient taking their first step to recovery, receiving a physical exam

First Step to Recovery

The First Step to Recovery at THS starts with an assessment, a private consultation with one of our counselors talking about the issues the new patient is facing. Here our staff can figure out exactly what issues someone is coping with. Whether it’s heroin or opioid abuse, mental health issues, or trouble with other substances, our team is standing by to help anyone take their First Step to Recovery. Watch the video above or read below to learn more. Learning more..

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Help Us, Help Others, Help Yourself – Wear a Mask

Covid-19 is a real threat and everyone is susceptible to contracting it, however by simply wearing a face-covering or other face-covering you can help prevent the virus from spreading. Covid-19’s symptoms can go under the radar and many people may not even know they have it, but if they wear a face-covering they can drastically reduce their likelihood of spreading it. We ask that whenever someone comes to THS, they wear a face-covering, this extends to Staff, Clients, or Visitors. more..

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Celebrate Juneteenth!

Juneteenth commemorates the true ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers under the leadership of Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and notified those still under the yoke of slavery that they were free. This was two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Now more than 150 years later, we celebrate this important event every June 19th. In a time when we are reminded every day that we have much more..

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Black Lives Matter Solidarity

The past few days and weeks have laid bare the toxic racism that is woven into the fabric of America, every one of our systems, and every single town and city. The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor and the harassment of Christian Cooper are not single, unique instances, but rather examples of the long-standing, pervasive, ongoing, systemic racism that infects our culture, government, and systems of power. In America today, if you are a Black person, more..

#GiveBIG

GiveBIG With THS

GiveBIG season starts each year on April 15th and runs through to May 5th & 6th. GiveBIG is a Washington state initiative where non-profit organizations come together to demonstrate how they’re working to serve the Pacific Northwest. Everyone is invited to chip in and support these organizations through donations, volunteerism, and more. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, GiveBIG is especially critical as so many organizations struggle to continue supporting people in need. Therapeutic Health Services would like to more..

Fall Raising Power Event

Fall Raising Power Event

Considering Compassion and Care We had a great time in October for our Fall Raising Power Event held at the Wild Ginger McKenzie in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Our supporters gathered to view our new Central Youth Development Video and hear the story of Rachelle, a patient with an amazing story. We heard from our CEO, Patricia Edmond-Quinn, on the importance of widening our circle and connecting to people in need across our region. Our Chief Development and Marketing more..

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2019 Summer Raising Power Event

Conductive Conversation We had a blast on the evening of Tuesday, August 27th for our 2019 Summer “Raising Power” Event. The event brought together executive team, members of THS board of directors, leadership staff, new friends and ardent community supporters. Patricia Edmond-Quinn, our CEO, took us through a timeline of how THS has grown to have branches in key Puget Sound communities like Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, and Kent. Patricia gave us a run-down on what her plans include and how more..

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2019 Spring Raising Power Event

We had a blast on the evening of Tuesday, April 11th for our 2019 Spring Raising Power Event. The event brought together our executive team, our board of directors, and ardent community supporters. Together we were able to talk about the needs of THS and the needs of our patients. Together we discussed the future of THS and how the organization is going about setting down the game plan for reaching those needs. We will be holding more Raising Power more..

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THS Protected Health Information Policy & Patient Rights

Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed, as well as your rights regarding this information and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. Effective Date: Jan 1, 2018 Your Rights You have the right to: Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record Correct your paper or electronic medical record Request confidential communication Ask us to limit the information we share more..

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