WISe services are offered to Medicaid youth (under 21 years of age) and their families in need of intensive multi-system support. These programs are currently contracted with Children’s Home Society (Chelan and Douglas counties) and Grant Integrated Services (Grant county). These WISe Information Sheets provide additional information on eligibility and program standards.

NCWBH providers maintain adherence to WISe Program, Policy, and Procedure Manual and additional contract stipulations. Current WISe Manual version 1.7, effective August 2016, is available here. More information on the program and state implementation is also available on the DSHS/DBHR website.

Any NCWBH network provider agency, other community provider or resource, or family who identifies a youth as in need of and potentially eligible for WISe may refer the youth and family for screening. This includes self-referral by the youth or family! If interested, contact the provider in your area:
~ Chelan or Douglas counties – Children’s Home Society, 509-663-0034
~ Grant County – Grant Integrated Services, 509-765-9239

Once referred, the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) screen is used to determine eligibility and need. A full CANS assessment is then completed at enrollment and every 90 days to review continued needs and inform services.

Services are provided within the office, home, community, or other locations of preference by the individual and family. The following services under WAC 388-877A are required to be provided by or subcontracted by WISe programs:

  • Individual Treatment
  • Family Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Psychiatric Medication Monitoring
  • Crisis Mental Health Services – Outreach
  • Recovery Support- Wraparound Facilitation
  • Recovery Support- Peer Support
  • Child and Family Team Meeting