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OPAL-K

Welcome to www.ohsu.edu/OPALK. The OPAL-K Call Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Oregon Psychiatric Access Line about Kids (OPAL-K)

With OPAL-K, PCPs can treat youth with mental health issues right away rather than placing patients on waiting lists to receive care.

OPAL-K provides free, same-day child psychiatric phone consultation to primary care clinicians in Oregon.

OPAL-K is a collaboration between OHSU's Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Oregon Pediatric Society (OPS) and the Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (OCCAP).

The program expands the availability of high-quality mental health treatment to Oregon youth via timely psychiatric consultation, clinician education, primary care treatment processes and connections with mental health professionals throughout the state.

 

How Can I Register for OPAL-K?

Registration eliminates delays when you call for advice and gives you immediate access to consulting psychiatrists.

How Can OPAL-K Help?

Many children and adolescents in Oregon with mental health issues remain untreated or experience significant delays before beginning treatment. OPAL-K provides the support that primary care clinicians (PCCs) need to care for more patients in their medical home. With OPAL-K, PCCs can treat youth with mental health issues right away rather than placing patients on waiting lists to receive care. The program also offers evidence-based support to clinicians in need of psychiatric treatment information. OPAL-K can help reduce long delays for diagnosis and initial treatment. Earlier intervention may decrease complications of untreated mental disorders including hospitalizations and suicides. Overall OPAL-K helps build a system that allows PCCs to deliver the best possible care.


Contact OPAL-K

Toll-free: 1-855-966-7255 (96-OPALK)
Portland Metro area: 503 346-1000

Email: OPALK@ohsu.edu

OPAL-K Office Location

3633 SE 35th Place
Portland, OR, 97202

OPAL-K is not a walk-in clinic or in-person referral site. Our administrative office is a call center only. Please call our office at 503 346-1000 for more information.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding major holidays


OPAL-K Collaboration

The Oregon Psychiatric Access Line about Kids (OPAL-K) program is proud to serve the people of Oregon. The OPAL-K collaboration includes Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (OCCAP) and the Oregon Pediatric Society (OPS), and is supported by the Oregon Health Authority’s Addictions and Mental Health Services.

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Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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