King County E&T


33480 13th Place South
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-285-7101 Main
253-874-7096 Fax

About King County E&T

At the Telecare King County Evaluation and Treatment (E&T) Center, we provide intensive mental health and psychiatric treatment services in a safe, welcoming respectful environment for adults experiencing a mental health emergency.

We believe recovery starts from within, and that our job is to do whatever it takes to provide the support you need on the journey to recovery in a comfortable, structured environment. Our 16-bed facility includes wraparound support from a multidisciplinary staff who constantly engage with members to maintain a safe environment.

What to Expect 

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Upon arrival, a diverse clinical team will conduct an individualized assessment and work with you every step of the way to support your goals in life.

Just the Basics

Beds: 16
Population Served: Adults, ages 18 and older, who are experiencing a mental health emergency
Funded by: King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD)

Recovery Model

Our services emphasize choice-making skills and harm-reduction techniques. Our intent is to ensure that you receive immediate assistance and compassionate support to stabilize symptoms, appropriate treatment, and a successful referral to community-based resources.

Services and Supports

A variety of therapies and activities adapted to individual needs and preferences are offered as a part of each treatment plan. Services at the King County E&T include, but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive evaluation and risk assessment, covering mental health and substance use

  • Psychiatric assessment and treatment

  • Peer support and community group meetings

  • Social and recreational activities

  • Supportive counseling individually and in groups

  • Medication administration and management

Facility Hours

Staff are on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Referral Process

Referrals are made primarily through local hospital emergency departments, but may also be made from community providers and designated mental health professionals.

Who Is Served

  • Clients admitted into the E&T will be adults aged 18 and older who are diagnosed with a severe mental illness

  • Each referral will be screened for medical care needs, safety, and security to ensure appropriate admission to the E&T

About Telecare

Founded in 1965, Telecare is one of the nation’s largest family- and employee-owned, providers of adult mental health services to county and state governments, and behavioral health organizations. Telecare provides a full range of services and supports to individuals with serious mental illness, and delivers innovative programs tailored to individuals with co-occurring issues such as homelessness, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, or involvement in the criminal justice system.