Oregon Psychiatric Access Line about Kids (OPAL-K)

Dr. Lewis Sprunger
Dr. Lewis Sprunger

Welcome to OPAL-K

www.ohsu.edu/opalk

OPAL-K call center hours

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
With OPAL-K, PCPs can treat youth with mental health issues right away rather than placing patients on waiting lists to receive care.

About OPAL-K

OPAL-K provides free, same-day, Monday through Friday, child psychiatric phone consultation to primary care providers 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, medical practitioner education, and connections with mental health professionals throughout the state.

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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 medical practitioners need to care for more patients in their medical home. With OPAL-K, medical practitioners may be able to treat youth with mental health issues right away rather than placing patients on waiting lists to receive care. Earlier intervention may decrease complications of untreated mental disorders including hospitalization and suicides.The program also offers evidence-based support to medical practitioners in need of psychiatric treatment information. Overall OPAL-K helps build a system that allows primary care providers 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

3355 SE Powell Blvd.
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 Pediatric Society
Oregon Pediatric Society

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Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Health Authority