Intercultural Psychiatric Program (IPP)
Providing mental health services to refugee, immigrant and non-English speaking communities since 1977
Appointments and Referrals
Location: 3633 SE 35th Place, Portland, OR 97202
Clinic Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: 503 494-4222
Fax: 503 494-6143
The Intercultural Psychiatric Program (IPP) provides culturally sensitive mental health services for immigrant, refugee and ethnic communities with an emphasis on individuals and families whose first language is not English.
With over 1300 active clients, IPP serves individuals and families from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cambodia, Congo, Central and South America, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Liberia, Myanmar, Rwanda, the former Soviet Union, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Somalia, Vietnam and other countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America. Many members of these communities have experienced the effects of war, political oppression, economic upheaval, violence, displacement and loss of family members.
IPP staff includes 16 counselors and 8 part-time physicians offering services in over 15 languages including Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Cambodian, Farsi, Kurdish, Laotian, Mai Mai, Mien, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish (Central and South American), Swahili, and Vietnamese.
IPP is one of the longest standing cross-cultural psychiatry programs for refuges in the country and has been honored by the American College of Psychiatrists and the American Psychiatric Association.
Adult Mental Health Program
The IPP Adult Mental Health Program offers culturally and linguistically appropriate services including individual therapy, group therapy, medical management, case management, and supportive and socialization services. The program serves individuals with the full range of psychiatric diagnoses. Staff and physicians have specialized expertise in culturally sensitive treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders.
Staff work closely with health care providers, government and social service agencies, vocational services, organizations serving immigrants and refugees and other community resources to ensure that patients receive individualized services to support recovery and full community participation.
Torture Treatment Center of Oregon
IPP’s Torture Treatment Center serves victims of torture and severe war trauma from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Central and South America, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan and other parts of Africa. The Torture Treatment Center of Oregon is a national leader in research and knowledge building in the effects of torture and trauma on adults, children and families.
Education and Outreach
IPP staff and physicians provide a wide variety of trainings and presentations to community groups and organizations, service agencies, health care organizations and educational institutions. To inquire about education and outreach services, call 503 494-4222.
To Make A Referral to the Intercultural Psychiatric Program
Individuals may self-refer or be referred by a health care provider, social service agency, other community organization, family or friends. For an appointment, call the IPP main number at 503 494-4222.
If you are calling on behalf of an individual who does not speak English, please leave the individual’s name and number, as well as the referrer’s contact information, and the individual can be called by a counselor who speaks his or her language.
For questions about IPP services or how to refer, call 503 494-4222.
IPP is located at 3633 S.E. 35th Place, half a block south of S.E. Powell Blvd.
By Tri-Met, take the #9 bus.