Intake Process

How to Get Started

Contact Kinship House at 503-460-2796 x106 and speak with our Intake Coordinator.

Both outpatient and assessment first time appointments are generally scheduled two weeks after all paper work is completed and received.

Kinship House accepts many insurances including OHP and private payment. Child Welfare Assessments are usually funded through the Department of Human Services.

Outpatient Therapy Referrals

Guardians, parents or caseworkers who are interested in outpatient mental health therapy need to complete our Intake forms. Please click on this link to fill out our INTAKE PACKET If you have any questions, please contact our Intake Coordinator at 503-460-2796 x106.

DHS Permanency and Needs Assessment Referrals

The assessment process takes 90 days to complete. This process begins once the referral form is submitted online.   Prior to the assessment being assigned to a clinician, the following information must be submitted via email, fax or delivered in person:

  • Release of Information for the foster parent, therapist, daycare provider, CASA and/or teacher
  • Initial Assessment
  • Child Welfare Case Plan
  • CARES Evaluation
  • IEP Report/Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Early Intervention Report

Once the above information and the appropriate Medical Administrative voucher (please refer to the last page of the referral paperwork for assessment codes) have been received, a clinician will be assigned. Each clinician has their own schedule so the Intake Coordinator is unable to schedule assessments.

If you are a caseworker or mental health professional making a referral please complete this REFERRAL FORM.

From time to time, we may need to close referrals due to being at capacity and will provide this information on our website.

*If you need an assessment under the 90-day window, please contact the Intake Coordinator. There are no guarantees but we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Please feel free to contact the Intake Coordinator at 503-734-1086 to discuss the assessment process or with any additional questions.