Oregon Behavioral Health Coordination Center

Stephanie Gilliam in front of a large digital dashboard on a wall at the OBCC
The Oregon Behavioral Health Coordination Center’s real-time data display is housed at OHSU. Stephanie Gilliam helps oversee the OBCC’s work.

The Oregon Behavioral Health Coordination Center helps doctors and health care centers find beds in Oregon for adult and pediatric patients who need acute or residential behavioral health services.  

What is the Oregon Behavioral Health Coordination Center?

The Oregon Behavioral Health Coordination Center is a state-funded collaboration among the Oregon Health Authority, behavioral health care providers and community partners. OHSU provides the staff and tracks the data.  

The OBCC’s goals are to: 

  • Improve equitable access to behavioral health care. 
  • Reduce work for Oregon behavioral health practitioners. 

    What to expect

    OBCC plans to start accepting calls by the end of June 2024. When you call OBCC, you’ll talk with a clinically trained staff member. We’ll ask for:

    • Patient name
    • Patient date of birth
    • Patient insurance information
    • Diagnosis
    • Reason for transfer
    • Which Oregon facilities you’ve tried to transfer to

    We use real-time data to place your patient. We look for beds as close to your patient’s home as possible.

    We do not:

    • Transfer patients
    • Determine final placement
    • Coordinate transportation
    • Handle prior authorization