Adapt Integrated Health Care—provider of primary care, mental health care and substance use treatment in southern Oregon—announced that the organization now serves as the Community Mental Health Program for Curry County, effective January 1.

Community Mental Health Programs in counties throughout Oregon are responsible for providing a system of appropriate, accessible, and effective safety net services to meet the mental health needs of community members. Until recently, Curry Community Health served as the Community Mental Health Program for Curry County. With the dissolution of Curry Community Health in 2021, Adapt has worked closely with the Oregon Health Authority, the Curry County Board of Commissioners, Advanced Health and AllCare (two southern Oregon Coordinated Care Organizations), and Curry Community Health to ensure a smooth transition of services. “We have a long-standing working relationship with health and social service leadership and treatment providers in Curry County to ensure access to behavioral health services, and we plan to continue the high standard of care provided to the community,” said Dr. Gregory Brigham, Adapt Integrated Health Care CEO.

Adapt currently serves as the Local Mental Health Authority and the Community Mental Health Program for Douglas County. As a mental health service provider, Adapt offers comprehensive mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and families, including: 24‑hour crisis care, forensic services for those involved with the justice system, school-based counseling, as well as an array of community support services to enable early diagnosis of mental illness and to build clients’ life skills, self-sufficiency and independence.

Adapt has opened offices in Brookings, Gold Beach, and Port Orford to make mental health services more accessible to Curry County residents. The Curry County 24/7 Crisis Line phone number will remain the same 1-877-519-9322 (toll free). There is a new business phone number to reach all Curry County mental health programs 1-877-408-8941 (toll free). Office hours in Brookings and Gold Beach are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and Port Orford hours are currently by appointment only.

All current clients will have an opportunity to transition their care to Adapt, and Community Mental Health Program services previously provided by Curry Community Health will be provided by Adapt,  including substance use treatment and mental health treatment for children, adults and families, 24/7 crisis services, and many other mental health programs to help clients be successful in their treatment and community. Over the next few months, additional staffing and services will become available and will be announced through local media and Adapt’s website. “Our highest priority is to minimize disruption of services for existing clients and to make sure clients feel safe and informed during this transition,” said Brigham.

To help maintain continuity of care for existing mental health clients and to improve access to mental health care, Adapt has welcomed current Community Mental Health Program employees to apply for positions with Adapt. More information about careers with Adapt is available at https://adaptoregon.org/about/careers/.

 “We are honored to have this opportunity to serve as the Community Mental Health Program for Curry County, and we look forward to improving access to care to meet the needs of the community,” said Brigham.

More information will be provided through local outreach and news media in the days and weeks ahead. We encourage Curry County residents to learn more about Adapt Integrated Health Care at www.adaptoregon.org.

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