Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Research & Data Analysis Division

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Children’s Behavioral Health

Needs and Services for Children and Youth with Medicaid Coverage in Washington State

Washington State is redesigning the children’s behavioral health service delivery system to better address the diverse population of children and youth with mental health and substance abuse needs. This report informs the redesign process by describing behavioral health needs and other characteristics of children and youth with Medicaid coverage served across multiple systems. Demographics, medical eligibility, diagnoses, medications, services, and abuse and neglect information are presented for children with behavioral health needs.