Respect for Cultural Differences is a Value of King County Mental Health
Respect for cultural differences is a value of King County Mental Health. Many community mental health centers have staff who speak other languages besides English. Some agencies also provide services specifically for certain populations. All agencies are required to seek help from cultural experts so they can better understand your culture and provide you with services that are culturally appropriate. If you would like services specific to your culture, call the Client Services line for a referral to an agency that can best meet your needs.
Translation services are available
All agencies offer language translation services. Language translation services also include services for deaf and hard of hearing clients. Services are available upon request at no charge to you. If you need an interpreter, please ask your agency to provide one for you.
If you would like to contact King County Mental Health by phone and you need interpretation services, call the CTS Language Link (Merino Interpretation) toll free at 1-800-208-2620 or call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-798-5144. The agency will call us with you on the line and provide interpreter services at no cost to you.
King County Mental Health Services is committed to providing mental health services to all populations regardless of language barriers. Please see our Mental Health Plan Brochures in these languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Cambodian, Korean, Laotian, Somali, Vietnamese. As well as copies of client rights in these languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Cambodian, Korean, Laotian, Somali, Vietnamese.