Two behavioral health organizations merge to better serve Puget Sound

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Navos and Community Psychiatric Clinic (CPC) has announced that the two Seattle-based, not-for-profit organizations plan to merge, allowing them to increase access to urgently needed behavioral health services across King County. The two organizations will merge under the Navos name on November 1, 2018.

“This merger will allow for significant economies of scale, enhancing the sustainability of critical treatment programs and services for people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders,” said David Johnson, CEO of Navos.

Navos and CPC have similar missions, aligned values and identical goals of improving behavioral health care services. Through this merger, the two organizations will combine their efforts to support behavioral health services and be more efficient with the narrow operating margins in the community behavioral health field.

“We know that together with Navos, we make a stronger, more viable organization. Navos’ affiliation with MultiCare also brings a respected medical partner to the relationship, which is critical as behavioral health and medical care are integrated at the point of client care,” said Doug Crandall, CEO of CPC.

Building on their longstanding partnerships with their communities, Navos and CPC will create an enhanced continuum of care that supports primarily low-income children, youth and adults throughout treatment and recovery. Their expanded team of providers will treat behavioral health conditions affecting people of all ages through a rich array of services and whole-person approaches.

In 2017, Navos affiliated with MultiCare, a not-for-profit, community-based health system with a well-respected behavioral health program. In 2018, Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare of Pierce County also joined MultiCare as an affiliate organization. With CPC merged with Navos, the four organizations will marshal their individual resources to become stronger and more effective in helping more individuals achieve wellness and live to their fullest potential.

Navos, a nonprofit organization, offers a full spectrum of behavioral health services to more than 12,000 low-income children, youth and adults each year. Navos is the public behavioral health provider for more than 40 percent of all youth served in the King County community behavioral health system, and is the largest behavioral health provider in Washington State.

Community Psychiatric Clinic (CPC) has been a trusted provider of mental health, substance use disorder and supportive housing services in Seattle since its inception in 1953. CPC provides a comprehensive array of high quality, evidence-informed, community-based and recovery-oriented treatment throughout Seattle and north King County.


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