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Flu Shot’s Available at Summit/Seneca and Shoreline

Get Your Flu Shot

We have flu shots available at our Summit/Seneca and Shoreline primary care clinics. You can sign up ahead of time with our Dispensary Nurses or with Front Desk Staff. On the day of your appointment please check in with the Front Desk.

Summit/Seneca Flu Shot Dates

  • Wednesday, October 7
  • Monday, October 19

Shoreline Flu Shot Dates

  • Friday, October 9
  • Tuesday, October 20

You may also get a flu shot during regular Primary Care hours: 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Visit HERE to learn more about why you should consider getting a flu shot.

The need for a focus on suicide prevention is not new. The statistics are clear: any one of us can be affected by suicide either personally or through someone we know. Emotional, situational, health and financial stress or pressures certainly enhance the likelihood for a person to experience depression, anxiety, or a sense of hopelessness leading to thoughts of self-harm. This is even more of a concern in 2020. 

We are faced with the concurrent realities of COVID-19, forest fires and social unrest – all of which have had the effect of increasing factors known to contribute to suicidal thoughts and actions. As we consider Suicide Prevention during the month of September, it is critical we recognize that we – our community – our neighbors – our children – our parents, are experiencing a tremendous amount of situational stress.  We must find creative ways to manage our own stress and to support those around us when our usual coping activities may not be available due to smoke, physical distancing, or closure of our gathering places.  

Research has shown that social connection is one of the most powerful protective factors preventing suicide. While we do need to take care not to spread the COVID-19 virus or to be exposed to unhealthy levels of smoke, we have the ability to socialize wearing masks, get together in physically distanced small groups, use social media or the telephone to connect with those we find supportive or who we believe may be vulnerable. If we are feeling optimistic, it is helpful to share that with the people we are close to as well as strangers we may interact with briefly. If we are struggling, it is healthy to tell someone who will listen or to reach out to someone through a crisis line. If we or someone we know has a mental health or substance use treatment need, resources are available if we ask. Together, we will get through these trying times. 

  • If you are in crisis, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-273-8255. Press 1 for the Veterans Helpline.
  • You could also get help by texting “HEAL” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or contacting Lifeline Crisis Chat.
  • If you’re under 21, you can call Teen Link at 866-TEENLINK (866-833-6546) and ask to talk to a peer. The phone line is open 6 p.m.– 10 p.m. and chat is available 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. daily.

If you are interested in connecting to a THS counselor, please click HERE to fill out our GET HELP FORM.

Individual Impact: 

  • 75% of all people who die by suicide are male.    
  • Although more women than men attempt suicide, men are nearly 4x  more likely to die by suicide.  
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 10-34 and the 4th leading cause of death for people 35-54      
  • The overall suicide rate in the U.S. has increased by 31% since 2001  
  • 46% of people who die by suicide had a diagnosed mental health condition  
  • While half of individuals who die by suicide have a diagnosed mental health condition, research shows that 90% experienced symptoms.

Community Impact: 

  • In 2017, suicide was:
    • the second leading cause of death for American Indian/Alaska Natives between the ages of 10-34.
    • the second leading cause of death for African Americans, ages 15-24.
    • the leading cause of death for Asian Americans, ages 15-24.
    • the second leading cause of death for Hispanic people in the U.S., ages 15-34. 
  • American Indian/Alaska Native adults die by suicide at a rate 20% higher than non-Hispanic white adults.  
  • Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than straight youth.  
  • Transgender people are 12 times more likely to attempt suicide than the general population.  
  • 10% of young adults say they experienced suicidal thoughts in the past year.   
Are You or Someone You Know in Need of Treatment?
Click the button for more to be taken to our Get Help form. Your entry will be securely transmitted to our staff who will contact you ASAP.

The Kent branch is experiencing a power outage due to the windy weather. The branch is closed today, 09/08/2020, due to this power outage.

Due to the Labor Day Holiday, all THS Branches will be closed on September 7th.

If you are a patient and need to speak with our staff, please call your branch. The phone numbers are found on our locations page here.

If you are not a patient and would like to request service, please complete our Get Help form located here: www.ths-wa.org/get-help.

For Patients Receiving Methadone

All Methadone Dispensing Clinics will be open for dispensing medication on September 7th.

  • Two (2) take home carries will be given on Saturday, September 5 for those eligible.
  • Please bring you lockbox.
  • Patients will return on Tuesday, September 8 for regular dosing.

Saturday, September 5th Dosing Hours by Branch are below

Eastside Branch: 6:00AM – 12:00PM

Shoreline Branch: 6:00AM – 12:15PM

Snohomish/Everett Branch: 5:30AM – 12:30PM

Summit & Seneca Branch: 7:00AM – 11:30AM

If you have any questions, please speak with a dispensary nurse or your primary counselor.

In Case of Emergency

If you are experiencing a medical or other emergency, call 911 immediately.

If you are in crisis and wish to reach the King County Crisis Line, please call 206-461-3222 or 1-866-4CRISIS (1-866-427-4747).

In Snohomish County, please call 2-1-1 or the Care Crisis Line at 1-800-584-3578.

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.

Our First Hill branches, Summit & Seneca, housed at the same location are now accepting new patients for our Opioid Use Treatment program. If anyone is in need of care, in need of support, or in need of medication-assisted treatment, we can help. Call (206) 705-7771 and we can schedule an appointment for an assessment and entrance to recovery. Click here to visit our Get Help form to request an appointment and someone will reach out to help with the first steps to recovery.

New Patients First Step to Recovery

The First Step to Recovery, starts with an assessment. Visit HERE to learn more about what the first steps toward treatment look like for new patients at THS. Our compassionate, caring counselors are standing by ready to support anyone in need of care. We have the most effective, evidence-based treatment for helping people from heroin and opioid abuse; medication-assisted treatment.

Medication Is Just the Beginning

We provide Medication-Assisted Treatment with medications like Methadone or Suboxone®. Patients are assessed by one of our physicians to determine which medication and dosage level are appropriate. Used appropriately with our care, Methadone and Suboxone® eliminate withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. With this relief, the real work of recovery can begin.

Affordable, Accessible Care

We accept all Medicaid/Apple Health plans, Medicare and most private health insurance plans for our Opioid Treatment Services. We provide self-pay, payment assistance and sliding-fee scale options based on a patient’s income where the cost of care is adjusted to match a patient’s income.

Counseling That Works, Delivered by People Who Care

Evidence-based, proven and effective interventions form the basis of counseling at Therapeutic Health Services. Our experienced team of counselors helps patients explore recovery tools and develop the skills they need to meet their goals. We recognize that treatment is not a linear process, sometimes our patients stumble. We’re here with a helping hand (and no judgement) to get them back on their feet and on the pathway to recovery. Click the button below to connect to care now.

Call (206) 705-7771 to Start Recovery

Are You or Someone You Know in Need of Treatment?
Click the button for more to be taken to our Get Help form. Your entry will be securely transmitted to our staff who will contact you ASAP.

Due to the Independence Day Holiday, all THS Branches will be closed on July 3rd and 4th 2020.

If you are a patient and need to speak with our staff, please call your branch. The phone numbers are found on our locations page here.

If you are not a patient and would like to request service, please complete our Get Help form located here: www.ths-wa.org/get-help.

For Patients Receiving Methadone

All Methadone Dispensing Clinics will be open for dispensing medication on Friday, July 3rd.

  • Two (2) take home carries will be given on Friday, July 3 for those eligible.
  • Please bring you lockbox.
  • Patients will return on Monday, July 6 for regular dosing.

Friday, July 3rd Dosing Hours by Branch are below

Eastside Branch: 6:00AM – 12:00PM

Shoreline Branch: 6:00AM – 12:15PM

Snohomish/Everett Branch: 5:30AM – 12:30PM

Summit & Seneca Branch: 6:00AM – 11:30AM

If you have any questions, please speak with a dispensary nurse or your primary counselor.

In Case of Emergency

If you are experiencing a medical or other emergency, call 911 immediately.

If you are in crisis and wish to reach the King County Crisis Line, please call 206-461-3222 or 1-866-4CRISIS (1-866-427-4747).

In Snohomish County, please call 2-1-1 or the Care Crisis Line at 1-800-584-3578.

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, all THS Branches will be closed on May 25th, 2020.

If you are a patient and need to speak with our staff, please call your branch. The phone numbers are found on our locations page here.

If you are not a patient and would like to request service, please complete our Get Help form located here: www.ths-wa.org/get-help.

For Patients Receiving Methadone

Memorial Day – May 25th

  • Two (2) take home carries will be given on Saturday, May 23rd for those eligible.
  • Patients will return on Tuesday, May 26th for regular dosing.

If you normally receive carries, you will be accommodated. If you have any questions, please speak with a dispensary nurse or your primary counselor.

In Case of Emergency

If you are experiencing a medical or other emergency, call 911 immediately.

If you are in crisis and wish to reach the King County Crisis Line, please call 206-461-3222 or 1-866-4CRISIS (1-866-427-4747).

In Snohomish County, please call 2-1-1 or the Care Crisis Line at 1-800-584-3578.

Looking Back Update

It’s been one year since we first shared Brenda’s story. We caught up with her to see how things were going. She’s still receiving treatment with THS and still enjoying working with Paula. As Brenda says; “Paula is still my favorite person…I love her dearly, we get along like real family members, we get along great.” Brenda is healthy and well, still loving all the good things life has blessed her with since she stopping using. Read on or click the video above to hear Brenda’s story and how she knew it was time to stop, to seek help, and start her recovery.

It Starts Small

One of the scariest aspects of opioid use is how easily it can slip into your life and change it forever. What’s worse, you can become addicted after taking just a few pills. Sometimes you’re hooked after being on pain medication for a small injury. Something sends you to the doctor: a broken toe, a sprained wrist, wisdom teeth removal. You’re sent home with a prescription: oxycodone, hydrocodone or codeine. You take your medication and before you know it the bottle’s empty and your body is craving more.

That’s how it was for Brenda, a patient of Therapeutic Health Services’ Shoreline Branch. Brenda was prescribed pain-killers because of a toothache. She would never guess she’d become dependent on them so quickly. As Brenda puts it, she never took the drugs to get high, she took them because her body needed it.

Brenda described most of her days when she was using as staying at home and popping pills, hardly doing anything for most the day. Brenda wasn’t trapped alone, her husband also developed an addiction. Together they wasted day after day taking pills at home. It wasn’t long before they found themselves buying pills off a drug dealer. It’s difficult to imagine: a grandmother, a servant of her faith, a kind woman, buying drugs on the street at prices that broke her life.

Time to Stop

Eventually Brenda reached a point when she disconnected from the person looking back at her in the mirror. Brenda describes herself as a fashionable, attractive person, but reflection showed she was losing that spark. That’s when she and her husband decided they were done. They were done with the constant cycle of buying and taking drugs and wasting days doing little else. Brenda and her husband connected to a methadone provider and started their recovery. Brenda says it saved their lives.

Recovery isn’t instantaneous, for many it’s a long and difficult process. Brenda and her husband are still in recovery. Brenda came to Therapeutic Health Services’ Shoreline Branch six years ago, and her quality of life as seen a huge boost since entering treatment. Brenda is proud of herself again, she gets out of the house and spends time doing what she loves, like spending time shopping and engaging with her church community No longer trapped by her addiction Brenda is free again something she says, you can’t put a price on.

What Tomorrow Brings

Brenda is deeply grateful for the care she has received and for the peace her treatment has provided her. Brenda thanks “Jesus for her recovery, for Therapeutic Health Services, her counselor Paula Wolfe, and for the creator of methadone therapy and medication assisted treatment.” Brenda feels that these forces saved her life and she is grateful for them.

Support Those in Need

Brenda’s story is unique, but it echoes the stories of so many in our community who struggle with opioid addiction. With our region and nation in the throes of an opioid epidemic, your support is needed now more than ever. Your contribution to THS gives us the power to provide quality, effective treatment to more people like Brenda. This is what counts: saving lives and creating new futures. Join us and donate today.

Support Patients Like Brenda
Please choose to support people like Brenda. Support others who need your help in their daily battle against addiction. Help us make the world a brighter place for those in need. Click the button below to donate.

One-Year Check-Up

We had a chance to check-in with Betty, a patient of Summit/Seneca Branch whose story we told a year ago in a patient story video. Betty is doing well and staying healthy in this time of uncertainty. Betty is in the high-risk group for Covid-19, but her local neighbor community has really rallied around the challenge and she and her neighbors are getting help picking up groceries and such. As Betty puts it, she’s really thriving right now. She hasn’t seen too much difference from her regular routine and luckily both she and her family are well. Betty wanted to share about her new volunteer job she’ll be starting soon where she’ll be visiting patients at Swedish Hospital and providing communion for those who request it. Her faith and her volunteerism are a big part of who she is and Betty is grateful to have the opportunity to serve others where and when she can. If you haven’t heard her story or if you’d like to catch-up, you can click the video above or read below to hear about how Betty has spent years with the support and care she’s needed at THS.

The First Thing You Need to Know About Addiction Recovery

Is that it doesn’t happen overnight. Recovery can take many years and even after a long period of sobriety, relapse is always a possibility. Betty is a patient at Therapeutic Health Service’s Summit Branch. Her story of recovery highlights the time it can take to reach recovery and what it takes to get there.

Betty Became a Patient of THS in 1981

She was 30 and pregnant with her daughter. Betty had been addicted to heroin for several years. She was in need of real help. At that time methadone was just starting to be used in the long-term treatment of opiate addiction. Previously Betty had tried a 21-day detox program that used methadone, a new treatment at the time. “It was a three-week program, so there was no time for counseling and other issues in your life. It was very hard to get the benefit of methadone in such a short time” Betty recalled. “A lot of treatment goes along with methadone. It’s your mind, body, and soul, all those have to be addressed and that takes time.”

Betty’s Addiction Was a Traumatic Experience

When asked what she remembers of that time, Betty said “Before I got on methadone I was totally lost. I had a habit and I didn’t know what to do about it, I just know I didn’t want it. Every moment is spent trying to figure out what you’re going to do for your next fix.” For Betty, methadone provided the stabilization she needed to move past her addiction.

The relief was just…Even the first day the relief was just…amazing. Just knowing I didn’t have to do things I didn’t want to do. I probably would not go to prison for the rest of my life. I could start rebuilding a life. Methadone was a real miracle for me.

– Betty Hopper, THS Patient

Now 68 and Retired

Betty is living the kind of life she always wanted to. She exercises regularly, lives in a beautiful, no-fuss apartment and is heavily involved with her church. Betty helps her church community in a number of different ways, including helping at their regular homeless feed. Knowing she can help others, provide treats, and study her faith means the world to Betty. Her recovery through time has made these things possible.

Betty Wants Others to Know That Methadone Isn’t a Way to Get High, It’s a Way to Get Well

I’d love for methadone treatment to be destigmatized. It’s really important to me because it’s affected my life so much. The perception is so opposite what’s really happening at these clinics. If people realized what we really do here, they would have a whole different view of methadone clinics. We have real treatment. We have groups, we have counselling, we have doctors, we have all kinds of outreach programs available through the clinic that you wouldn’t get anywhere else.


– Betty Hopper, THS Patient

Betty Receives Daily Methadone Treatment

Through a low-level maintenance dose. This helps her have peace of mind as she goes about her day. She’s seen the benefits of treatment through time. Having been sober for 20 years, Betty looks forward to growing old with grace knowing she has the support she needs.

Thanks to Methadone and Regular Counseling

Therapeutic Health Services has been helping people like Betty recover from addiction to opiates for nearly 50 years. Recovery through time has improved and through their efforts, thousands of people have recovered from addiction. Each day the care staff at Therapeutic Health Services is helping people to create the lives they want to live.

We Hope That You Will Join Us

In supporting the recovery of hundreds of people like Betty. With your support, people in need can take their next step in moving past addiction and into a brand new life. Please show your support and donate, you’ll be part of creating a new tomorrow, today.

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Get Your Flu Shot

Flu Shot’s Available at Summit/Seneca and Shoreline

We have flu shots available at our Summit/Seneca and Shoreline primary care clinics. You can sign up ahead of time with our Dispensary Nurses or with Front Desk Staff. On the day of your appointment please check in with the Front Desk. Summit/Seneca Flu Shot Dates Wednesday, October 7 Monday, October 19 Shoreline Flu Shot Dates Friday, October 9 Tuesday, October 20 You may also get a flu shot during regular Primary Care hours: 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Visit more..

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

The need for a focus on suicide prevention is not new. The statistics are clear: any one of us can be affected by suicide either personally or through someone we know. Emotional, situational, health and financial stress or pressures certainly enhance the likelihood for a person to experience depression, anxiety, or a sense of hopelessness leading to thoughts of self-harm. This is even more of a concern in 2020.  We are faced with the concurrent realities of COVID-19, forest fires more..

Kent Power Outage

Kent Power Outage Closure – 09/08/2020

The Kent branch is experiencing a power outage due to the windy weather. The branch is closed today, 09/08/2020, due to this power outage.

labor day closure sign

All Branch Closure – Labor Day

Due to the Labor Day Holiday, all THS Branches will be closed on September 7th. If you are a patient and need to speak with our staff, please call your branch. The phone numbers are found on our locations page here. If you are not a patient and would like to request service, please complete our Get Help form located here: www.ths-wa.org/get-help. For Patients Receiving Methadone All Methadone Dispensing Clinics will be open for dispensing medication on September 7th. Two more..

First Step to Recovery

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..

Summit & Seneca

Now Accepting New Patients – Summit & Seneca Branches

Our First Hill branches, Summit & Seneca, housed at the same location are now accepting new patients for our Opioid Use Treatment program. If anyone is in need of care, in need of support, or in need of medication-assisted treatment, we can help. Call (206) 705-7771 and we can schedule an appointment for an assessment and entrance to recovery. Click here to visit our Get Help form to request an appointment and someone will reach out to help with the more..

Closed Independence Day July 3-4

All Branch Closure – Independence Day July 3-4

Due to the Independence Day Holiday, all THS Branches will be closed on July 3rd and 4th 2020. If you are a patient and need to speak with our staff, please call your branch. The phone numbers are found on our locations page here. If you are not a patient and would like to request service, please complete our Get Help form located here: www.ths-wa.org/get-help. For Patients Receiving Methadone All Methadone Dispensing Clinics will be open for dispensing medication on more..

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All Branch Closure – Memorial Day May 25th

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, all THS Branches will be closed on May 25th, 2020. If you are a patient and need to speak with our staff, please call your branch. The phone numbers are found on our locations page here. If you are not a patient and would like to request service, please complete our Get Help form located here: www.ths-wa.org/get-help. For Patients Receiving Methadone Memorial Day – May 25th Two (2) take home carries will be given more..

Patient and Counselor, Brenda and Paula

Looking Back: Brenda’s Story

Looking Back Update It’s been one year since we first shared Brenda’s story. We caught up with her to see how things were going. She’s still receiving treatment with THS and still enjoying working with Paula. As Brenda says; “Paula is still my favorite person…I love her dearly, we get along like real family members, we get along great.” Brenda is healthy and well, still loving all the good things life has blessed her with since she stopping using. Read more..

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