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Outpatient Care

If you or someone you know needs help for a child with a mental health challenge,

call us at 503-408-4705.

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Clinic-based care

Clinic-based outpatient services are offered at our Gresham Campus for children and teens (ages 3 to 17) with behavioral and mental health challenges.

We also provide Telehealth therapy sessions for those who reside in Oregon.

Treatment includes individual and family therapy.

We treat children and teens with attachment concerns, neurodevelopmental needs, impulsivity and inattention, anxiety, depression, and trauma-related symptoms. We are not set up to treat substance use and addiction or eating disorders requiring ongoing medical attention.

Kerr’s professional staff is trained in various modalities, including social work, counseling, and marriage and family therapy. We utilize a strengths-based holistic approach emphasizing family engagement and connection.

Community-based care

Intensive Community-Based Outpatient Services support children and teens (ages 3 to 17) who demonstrate an imminent safety risk to themselves or others. Services can occur in homes, schools, or other community settings.

Treatment includes:

  • 24-hour phone support
  • Skills training
  • Family support
  • Medication management
Insurance we work with
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Moda
  • Oregon Health Plan – HealthShare CCO
  • Providence
Who can provide referrals for service

We accept referrals from:

  • Self
  • Parent/Guardian
  • Community agencies
  • Primary care physicians
  • Schools
  • Insurance companies we work with

If a referral is received from someone other than an identified client or legal guardian, we will confirm they want services. They will need to go through the enrollment process.

To make a referral or inquire about Outpatient Services, please call our Access Department at 503-408-4705. If you get a voicemail, please leave a message with the youth’s name, birthdate, insurance information, and legal guardian’s name and contact information to expedite the process.

Enrollment Process

Kerr’s Access Department facilitates the enrollment process.

The Access team will:

  • Review the services requested
  • Confirm insurance
  • Conduct a screening to verify Kerr’s Outpatient Services are appropriate
  • Request an enrollment packet to be completed and returned

If a youth is 14 or older, they must sign all the documents.

Once all these have been completed, the Access team will make a referral to a therapist on Kerr’s team.

What to expect at your first appointment

Our goal at your first appointment is to learn more about you and understand why you are starting services with us and where you would like to be when we end services.

At your first appointment, we will:

  • Review Kerr’s therapy process and practices and policies.
  • Explore the strengths and struggles you and your family have had and are currently having.
Our Location

722 NE 162nd Avenue
Building A (Louise Bldg.)
Portland, OR 97230

Outpatient Services are provided at Kerr’s Louise Building on our Gresham Campus. It is the brick building right off 162nd Avenue with columns and a u-shaped driveway in front.

PLEASE NOTE: Walk-ins are not accepted. To access services, call 503-408-4705.