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Ericka’s Story

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Ericka and her story exemplify what it means to be a patient at Therapeutic Health Services. She receives both Opioid Use Treatment as well as Mental Health care. Together these two services overlap to create whole-health wellness in our clients. Together with her Opioid Use Treatment counselor, Richard and her Mental Health Counselor, Ambyr, Ericka has built a life for herself that she could only dream of.

Ericka came to THS in 2015, eager to enter treatment with us. She’d made previous attempts at entering treatment but wasn’t able to gain the personal traction needed to reach the goals set out for her. This time was different, this time Ericka stayed on it to reach sobriety and meet her goals in the five years since. Wanting to help others like her reach their best health, Ericka is starting her bachelors’ program in human services with the eventual goal of becoming a counselor herself. Hear her amazing story of changing her life, healing her family, and creating a bright future for herself.

Are You or Someone You Know in Need of Treatment?
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Support Patients Like Ericka
Please choose to support people like Ericka. 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.

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.

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THS Vaccination Event

THS will be offering 100% free Covid-19 vaccinations at 4 of our locations to existing THS patients and staff. The first 50 patients at each location who complete their scheduled vaccine appointment will receive a $25 Orca transit card. Everyone who receives a vaccine will receive a goody bag to celebrate their efforts to help end the pandemic. We will be providing both first and second dose for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines Dates & Times Summit/Seneca Branch: Wednesday more..

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All Location Closure – Independence Day

Due to the Independence Day Holiday, all THS locations will be closed on Monday, July 5th. If you are a patient and need to speak with our staff, please call your location. 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 Two (2) take home carries will be given on Saturday, July 3 for more..

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Emergency Heat Shelters and Cooling Centers

Seattle is experiencing a record breaking heatwave, find shelter from the heat here: Seattle 24/7 Emergency Shelter at Seattle Center Beginning Saturday, Seattle’s Human Services Department will open a 24-hour cooling shelter at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion to give people experiencing homelessness a place to escape the heat. Officials said Thursday that the shelter, staffed by the Salvation Army, will run in addition to the existing one at Exhibition Hall, with enough space for an extra 73 people. The shelter more..

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THS Vaccination Event

THS will be offering 100% free Covid-19 vaccinations at 4 of our locations to existing THS patients. The first 50 patients at each location who complete their scheduled vaccine appointment will receive a $25 Orca transit card. Everyone who receives a vaccine will receive a goody bag to celebrate their efforts to help end the pandemic. We will be providing Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines Dates & Times Summit/Seneca Branch: Monday June 21st 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. in more..

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All Location Closure – Juneteenth

Due to the Juneteenth Holiday, all THS locations will be closed from Friday, June 18th – June 19th. If you are a patient and need to speak with our staff, please call your location. 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 Dosing will take place on Friday June 18th Take home carries more..

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All Location Closure – Memorial Day

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, all THS locations will be closed on Monday, May 31st. If you are a patient and need to speak with our staff, please call your location. 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 Take home carries will be given based on current carry status Please bring more..

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Get Your Covid-19 Vaccine!

The Covid-19 Vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective. More than 256 million doses have been administered and the number is growing day by day. With CDC guidelines permitting people with their vaccine to do more and visit more places, it’s never been a better time to get a vaccine. The CDC has created a helpful tool to help people find a vaccine site near them. There are lots of options, people can simply type in their zip more..

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Parenting With THS: Goal Setting

Learn from Kathi and Michelle about how to help your children and family set SMART Goals, keep track of their accomplishments and continue to strive for success. Every parent can help their children develop new skills and understanding. Goal Setting for Kids – Goal Ladder Goal Setting for Kids (With Printables) – Big Life Journal How Kids Can Achieve Their Goals with a Goal Ladder Goal Setting for Kids: Examples and Tips to Achieve Them – SELFFA Seven Fun Goal more..

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Parenting With THS: Screen Time

Learn from Kathi and Michelle about tips for managing children’s screen time. They cover how to create balance and safety and security measures for young people’s devices. Resource links for Tv/Technology https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx#home https://www.pricelessparenting.com/documents/boredom%20busting%20activities.pdf Top 10 Parental Control Apps of 2021 (consumersadvocate.org) Common Sense Media: Age-Based Media Reviews for Families Use parental controls on your child’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – Apple Support healthy-tech-for-families.pdf (pricelessparenting.com) family-internet-rules.pdf (pricelessparenting.com) babies screen time.pdf (pricelessparenting.com) kids screen time.pdf (pricelessparenting.com) https://www.healthline.com/health-news/too-much-technology-children-with-weak-hands http://screen.guide/advice/5-negative-impacts-of-technology-in-children https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/negative-effects-of-technology https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51jiHKtZF4L._AC_AC_SR98,95_.jpg https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51Cc5dPC0DL._AC_AC_SR98,95_.jpg more..

All Location Closure – President’s Day

Due to the President’s Day Holiday, all THS locations will be closed on Monday, February 15th. If you are a patient and need to speak with our staff, please call your location. 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 Two (2) take home carries will be given on Saturday, February 13 for more..

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