Compass Health enters Phase II of new behavioral clinic in Everett 

EVERETT, Wash.Compass Health has entered Phase II of its Broadway Campus Redevelopment project – demolishing an outdated building in downtown Everett to make way for a modern, more efficient, clinic that will address the region’s difficult mental health landscape that has only increased due to the strain of the pandemic. 

Located at 3300 Broadway, Compass Health believes this project represents not only the ongoing transformation of Everett’s downtown core, elevating the surrounding area for neighbors and local businesses with its aesthetic, but a transformative shift in the recognition that evidence-based behavioral healthcare is central to the well-being of local communities. 

“We’re proud to be creating a state-of-the-art environment that reflects the sophisticated care that our teams provide, and the dignity that clients deserve,” Tom Sebastian, President and CEO of Compass Health said. “It will enable our behavioral health professionals to keep community members engaged in treatment, prevent crises from escalating, and help stabilize clients’ well-being so they can stay on track to achieve their goals for housing, employment, contributions to their communities and overall recovery.” 

Everett’s new clinic will be 72,000 square feet, providing intensive behavioral health services that will address community members’ most complex and visible needs, while using its capacity to keep pace with the expanding growth in the area, Katherine Misel, Firmani + Associates Inc., informed the Lynnwood Times.  

The clinic will include a 16-bed inpatient evaluation and treatment center, a 16-bed crisis triage center, intensive outpatient behavioral healthcare services, and offices for crisis prevention, outreach and community engagement teams. Through these programs, the facility will serve an estimated 1,500 people through more than 30,000 points of service each year. 

Through the 16-bed inpatient evaluation and treatment unit (E&T) Compass Health will serve an additional 250 clients annually, amounting to more than 5,000 days of total care allowing clients to remain in their community, helping facilitate family visits, seamless care coordination, and efficient transition to after-care. 

Compass Health’s 24-hour crises prevention, the 16-bed crisis triage center, will assist those experiencing a behavioral health crisis granting access to support and services such as offering short-term crisis intervention and prevention services.  

In addition to these centers, the new facility will offer a variety of programs, including the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), a wraparound, evidence-based intensive outpatient treatment program designed to assist adults with severe and persistent behavioral health disorders; and Adult Intensive Outpatient Services Program (IOP), serving individuals with severe and persistent behavioral health disorders whose needs are better met with more frequent contact and outreach. 

It will also offer an Expanded Community Support (ECS) program, which provides services to support adults, and older adults, who require placement in adult family homes or skilled nursing facilities, but have difficulty maintaining their placements needs due to mental health challenges. 

According to Compass Health, these series of services will also help alleviate demand on other local resources, including hospitals, law enforcement and community responders, and help clients avoid jail and emergency department or inpatient stays. Compass Health leaders anticipate the facility will offer the highest quality clinicians and support staff, employing 130 behavior health and medical professionals long-term.  

The project is being made possible through a recent $1 million grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust in 2021 for design and construction. Capital funding from the State of Washington including $14 million in legislative appropriation and $7 million from the Department of Commerce. U.S. Representative Rick Larsen has also recommended $2 million in federal funding for Phase II as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 spending bills that are awaiting full congressional approval.  

“This project is the largest and most comprehensive initiative in Compass Health’s history,” Tom Kozaczynski, Chief Advancement Officer of Compass Health, said. “Support from the community has and will continue to be instrumental in making it a reality and in turn, providing care to thousands of clients and addressing high-priority needs throughout Northwest Washington.” 

The current building at 3300 Broadway does not currently have a demolition date. The new behavioral facility, taking its place, is currently undergoing its design and permitting process with a target completion of 2024.  

The development team for Phase II of the Broadway Campus Redevelopment project includes Lotus Development Partners (Development and Construction Manager); Ankrom Moisan Architects (Project Architect); KPFF (Structural Engineer); Harmsen (Civil Engineer); Bush Roed Hitchings (Surveyor); Sider + Byers (Mechanical and Electrical Engineer); SiteWorkshop (Landscape Design); RDH (Envelope Consultant); RWDI (LEED Consultant); and BNBuilders (Preconstruction Services). 

Phase I and III 

Phase I permanent supportive housing facility, Andy’s Place, officially opened in May of 2021, and has nearly reached capacity. A virtual grand opening and ceremony was held last year inviting attendees through a walkthrough video highlighting the units, features, and community spaces that the building has to offer its new residents and the greater community. 

Phase III of the campus redevelopment will focus on integrating behavioral health services with a primary healthcare clinic and pharmacy, in addition to supporting other services accessible to thousands of community members throughout Snohomish County and beyond. 

“Overall, this three-phase project embraces our goal of enabling people to receive advanced care in the communities that they live in, helping to alleviate the pressure on law enforcement and community responders and ease the burden on local hospitals and homeless services,” said Sebastian. “We’re grateful for all those who continue to support our vision to provide exceptional behavioral healthcare services for community.” 

For more information about Phase II, visit the Compass Health blog. For more information about the entire Broadway Campus Redevelopment project, visit www.compasshealth.org/broadwayredevelopment

Kienan Briscoe

Michael Kienan Briscoe (referred to by his middle name 'Kienan') has a BA in Journalism from Arizona State University and has worked as a freelancer for a variety of publications and organizations throughout New York City and Seattle. Journalism, to him, is one of the most important public tools to ensure an educated and aware society of events surrounding them. When he is not reporting he enjoys writing fiction and poetry, playing guitar, reading classic literature, and getting outdoors. He lives in Seattle with his two dogs.

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