Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, Friends of Youth create joint venture to bring more mental health, primary care treatment to community

On Friday, July 6, 2018 Snoqualmie Valley Hospital (SVH) and Friends of Youth shared some big news. Their organizations have joined forces to provide behavioral health and primary care services at Friends of Youth’s North Bend office and at the SVH Clinic on Snoqualmie Ridge.

According to a joint news release, the agreement between the two organizations meets their shared goals of providing mental health and behavioral health services for youth; improving access to health services; integrating care; and providing the best services at the lowest cost possible.

The joint venture offers more treatment options for Snoqualmie Valley residents by allowing Friends of Youth Behavioral Health Specialists to see patients at SVH’s Snoqualmie Ridge Medical Clinic, located on SE Kinsey Street. In turn, SVH Primary Care Providers will be able to see patients at Friends of Youth’s North Bend offices, located on Ballarat Avenue N.

“This new relationship with Friends of Youth is expected to improve outcomes by integrating and coordinating the care by primary care providers and behavioral health specialists,” said SVH Chief Medical Officer, Kim Witkop, MD. “Having both disciplines in one location greatly facilitates patient access and convenience, as well as provider communication.”

“We have been serving the Snoqualmie Valley Community since 1988,” said Friends of Youth CEO and President, Terry Pottmeyer. “We are excited to be able to expand our work through our partnership with SVH, providing patient-centered services where young people and their families have easy and direct access to both behavioral and physical health care.”

The integrated behavioral health and primary care services are now available by contacting either organization:

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  • Thank you for the great article. I am looking forward to serving patients at Friends of Youth.

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