Barth Clinic is a State Certified Outpatient provider of Substance Abuse services, with offices in Ellensburg, Yakima and Zillah. Barth Clinic has developed and offers programs consistent with the nationally recognized standards adopted by the American Medical Association-American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) patient placement criteria, PPCIIr 2004.
Programs and services offered at Barth Clinic include, but are not limited to the following, some programs may not be available in all areas *.
Assessment: Complete and comprehensive evaluation services, most assessments take approximately 90 minutes, they include a structured diagnostic interview, written testing, review of collateral data that may include driving records, employment records, attendance reports, drug screen results, defendant criminal history reports and family related information. Criteria for making substance abuse or dependence findings are adopted from Diagnostic & Statistical Manual version IVr (DSMIVr)
Referral: Assistance in entering structured outpatient education, intervention or treatment programs through Barth Clinic or other certified programs. Referrals are based on the needs of the individual and family requesting assistance. * referral may also include assistance in entering residential or medically managed care programs or facilities.
*Alcohol Drug Information School – ADIS: is a structured 8 to 12 hour session which addresses individual’s relationship with alcohol and/or other drugs and includes information related to decision making, laws and consequences, chemical interactions and action plans for change. Use of DBHR approved and required Change Companies curriculum compliment these sessions. This level of care is referred to as ASAM level .5 Early Education/Intervention.
Discovery: The Discover program addresses issues related to substance abuse, persons in this level of care attend weekly group, with a duration of twelve to twenty-six weeks (12-26), in addition persons enrolled in the Discover program attend one (1) session of Alcohol Drug Information School and one (1) or more individual counseling sessions.
This level of care is referred to as ASAM level I Outpatient.
Weekly Continuing care: weekly group sessions of one and a half hours in duration, patients in this level of care have completed an intensive program and transitioned to this level of care, also referred to as ASAM level I outpatient. Attendance is based on individual needs. Lengths of stay are varied, except for persons granted deferred prosecution – which lists a proscriptive length of stay in this level of care.
Intensive Outpatient: Also referred to as IOP is a structured program with a length of stay from nine to twelve (9-12) weeks. Intensive Outpatient groups meet four days a week in two hour sessions, traditionally offered Monday through Thursday. Barth Clinic also offers specialty programs of Intensive outpatient with early morning sessions Monday through Friday and a weekend program with sessions Friday, Saturday and Sunday, three 3 hour sessions*. This level of care is referred to as ASAM level II.I Intensive Outpatient. Additional groups, programs and services offered at Barth Clinic are as follows:
Monthly Monitor: ASAM level .5 is not a therapy session, in most cases persons in this level of care are participating in these sessions as a result of taking advantage of the opportunities afforded alcoholic, drug dependent patients or those with mental illnesses the alternative to punishment under RCW 10.05 Deferred Prosecution.
Medically monitored detoxification programs: Under the care and supervision of medical professionals Barth Clinic staff assists individuals and families with appropriate physician referrals, placement in sub-acute detoxification units or hospitalization as well as medication management with other licensed professionals.
In addition to the general description of services and programs offered at Barth Clinic the following are professional programs and services offered at Barth Clinic.
Professional Intervention: Assisting individuals, families and other concerned persons in accessing appropriate care for alcohol or other drug impaired loved ones. This may include structured sessions, practice sessions with action plans, information sessions, assistance with referral information and in some cases transport to residential treatment facilities.
Employee Assistance Programs: Also referred to as EAP, Barth Clinic is affiliated with licensed professionals in and around the Pacific Northwest. Offering evaluation, intervention and/or education programs, including assessment and referral support as well as professional monitoring.
Employer Education Programs: Jim Barth along with Janice Burke and others offer structured early identification and information programs to employers for new hire staff, annual trainings, information updates or policy updates. Assistance with Policy and Procedure manuals. Employer hand books and Employee/Employer agreements are offered as well.
Professional Partnerships: Barth Clinic offers professional association partnerships with Nationally recognized substance abuse providers in and around the Pacific Northwest.
Other useful information include, Barth Clinic is a preferred provider for most insurance companies, with preferred provider agreements with First Choice Health, Regence, Cigna, Aetna Group Health Cooperative and others. Barth Clinic are members of the following local and state organizations, Central Washington Chemical Dependency Treatment Providers Alliance CWCDTPA, Washington State Association of Independent Outpatient Providers WSAIOP, Chambers of Commerce of Yakima and Ellensburg, BBB, Sunrise Rotary of Yakima.