Multnomah CATC


30 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. 
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 232-1099
(503) 232-3854 FAX

About Multnomah CATC

Located in Portland, Oregon, Multnomah Crisis and Treatment Center (CATC) is a subacute 16-bed, 24/7 program that serves as a secure short-term crisis program for individuals living in Multnomah County. The CATC offers a unique clinical approach that differs dramatically from traditional non-acute secure facilities. Rather than focusing primarily on symptom control and behavior management, we use Telecare's Recovery Centered Clinical System (RCCS), which is based on the premise that every person can recover from mental illness: recovery is woven into all processes and resident interactions.

Just the Basics

Beds: 16
Population Served: Adults with persistent and serious mental illness
Funded by: Multnomah County in Oregon

Recovery Model

Telecare has created a recovery-centered experience for people served. Programs and staff strive to create an environment where a person can choose to recover. By connecting to each individual's core self and trusting it to guide the way, it is possible to awaken the desire to embark on the recovery journey.

Services and Supports

The CATC provides stabilization services for adults who present in crisis. These services are offered as part of a milieu that supports recovery and the belief that all folks can recover. We provide:

  • Medication adjustment
  • Psychiatric services
  • Nursing
  • Peer support
  • Recovery specialist services
  • Discharge coordination & community linkage

Office Hours

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Referrals can be made through the Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center 503-988-4888.

Referral Process

Referrals are made by community outreach workers, emergency departments at area hospitals, and community walk-in clinics, as well as from the local psychiatric emergency service unit: Unity Center.

Who Is Served

  • Adults ages 18 and older who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness
  • Reside in Multnomah County, Oregon

Contacting A Family Member

The CATC's visiting hours are daily after 4:00 p.m. People wishing to contact a family member by phone can call the main number at
503-232-1099 and speak with a staff member.

About Telecare

Telecare is a family- and employee-owned company that has been treating individuals with serious mental illness since 1965. We specialize in innovative, outcomes-driven services for high-risk individuals with complex needs. Our programs are recovery-focused and clinically effective and are designed in partnership with local, county, state and other behavioral health organizations.