Who We Are

Economic Impact on the Community

Paid Staff: 447
Total Budget: $21.3 million
Salaries &Wages: $17.5 million
  • Professional Staff:
    • 6 Psychiatrists
    • 3 ARNP's
    • 16 Registered Nurses
    • 92 Master Level Clinicians
    • 55 Bachelor's Level Clinicians
  • Staff Status:
    • 20 Vocational
    • 5 Life Coaches
    • 36 Volunteers
    • 7 Interns
    • 82 On-Call
    • 297 Full/Part Time

KMHS' 13 member administrative team has a combined 285 years experience in human services.

Kitsap Mental Health Services (KMHS) is a private, not-for-profit community mental health center that provides both mental health and behavioral health care services to children, families, adults and seniors in Kitsap County. Through comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs, individualized and tailored care is provided to individuals affected by mental illness. Services are designed to help consumers function as independently as possible. This includes linking consumers with natural supports in the community.

KMHS is part of the Peninsula Regional Support Network (PRSN), which administers the mental health services for Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam Counties. The nine County Commissioners from the three counties form the PRSN Executive Board which is responsible for making all contracting and funding decisions for the region. A citizens advisory board, which makes recommendations to the PRSN Executive Board, is comprised of fifteen individuals (five from each county) with at least 51% of the board being consumers of mental health services or family members. Anders Edgerton, the PRSN Administrator, may be contacted at (360) 337-4886.

Prudent Fiscal Management
By creating less-restrictive alternatives in the community, KMHS is able to divert more than 5,000 adult psychiatric bed days from community and state hospitals and provide more appropriate treatment in the community. In doing so, the psychiatric inpatient costs are reduced by $2 million each year.

Through effective crisis intervention with children and families and the use of crisis respite and intensive services developed by KMHS in the community, KMHS is saving approximately $1.3 million annually in psychiatric inpatient costs for children (diverting more than 3,000 children's psychiatric bed days from community and state hospitals).

Client Income Information
The Federal median income level for a single person household is $35,840. The vast majority of KMHS consumers (86.4%) are considered "extremely low-income" at 30% of the median income or lower.

Kitsap Mental Health Services offers a full continuum of mental and behavioral health care to the community. It offers a wide range of treatment and therapy programs. KMHS helps people find and maintain decent, affordable housing, assist with medication monitoring, vocational rehabilitation, crisis intervention, and learning living skills like budgeting, shopping, personal responsibility and social skills building.

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