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Oregon Mental Health Patients Are Left In Lurch By Medicaid System

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Oregon’s Medicaid providers struggle to meet the demand for mental health care. As a result, patients in distress have to wait weeks for care.

Heika Wilson controlled her bipolar disorder for years with medication and regular visits to a therapist. When her husband developed his 3D printing business, she was there to help.

Unity Center for Behavioral Health Keeps Federal Certification

Federal officials told The Lund Report they will continue to fund Portland’s psychiatric crisis center after patient deaths and safety hazards sparked a months-long investigation and whistleblower complaint.

The Unity Center for Behavioral Health will not lose its federal certification and funding, federal officials said Thursday, one day after the center’s deadline to meet safety standards.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Workers Endorse Union

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Counselors, case managers and others at one of Oregon’s largest non-profit mental health providers are the latest in the sector to vote to join a union.

Workers at one of Oregon’s largest non-profit behavioral health providers are unionizing after complaining for years of being overworked and underpaid.

Oregon Mental Health Sector Faces Push For Unionization

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The latest campaign appears to be at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, one of the largest providers of mental health services to Medicaid clients in Oregon.

Following several years of failed attempts to organize, employees at Cascadia Behavioral Health are making a renewed push to form a union, the latest example of mental health care workers looking to boost wages, reduce caseloads and curtail notoriously frequent job turnover.

Violence at Unity Center for Behavioral Health Draws Financial Questions

Critics say financial incentives influenced the center’s decision to use a "living room style" of intake area which critics say invites attacks.

Greg Monaco worked with people experiencing psychotic episodes as a pre-commitment investigator for 30 years.

But when the Unity Center for Behavioral Health opened in Northeast Portland in February 2017, Monaco was shocked by the fear among staff and state of the patients.

Unity Center for Behavioral Health Care Turns Patients Away

Only walk-ins are accepted while the Oregon Health Authority investigates the center, which has been plagued with problems since opening a year and a half ago.

The Unity Center for Behavioral Health, Portland's relatively new emergency center for psychiatric patients, is turning away patients.

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