Kent Youth/Family Services
Last updated on Mar 20, 2021
  • Sliding Scale
  • County or local government funds
  • Community Services Block Grant
  • Federal Grants
  • Medicaid
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Other State Funds
  • State Financed Health Insurance plan
  • State mental health agency
  • State welfare or child and family services funds

Contact Info

232 2nd Avenue South
Kent, WA - 98032

T (253) 859-0300



Sliding Scale

Kent Youth/Family Services operates under a sliding fee scale payment model. What this means to you is that Kent Youth/Family Services provides their services even to patients who cannot afford care (such as low-income or who people who need to self-pay). Patients will pay according to their income. Be prepared to provide information on your household income.

2020 Federal Sliding Fee Schedule based on Annual Income

Fed. Poverty Guideline At or Below 100% 101% – 125% 126% – 150% 151% – 200% Above 200%
Family Size Nominal Fee ($10) Level 1 Charge $20 Level 2 Charge $30 Level 3 Charge $40 No Discount
1 $0- $12,760 $12,761- $15,950 $15,951- $19,140 $19,141- $25,520 $25,521+
2 $0- $17,240 $17,241- $21,550 $21,551- $25,860 $25,861- $34,480 $34,481+
3 $0- $21,720 $21,721- $27,150 $27,151- $32,580 $32,581- $43,440 $43,441+
4 $0- $26,200 $26,201- $32,750 $32,751- $39,300 $39,301- $52,400 $52,401+
5 $0- $30,680 $30,681- $38,350 $38,351- $46,020 $46,021- $61,360 $61,361+
6 $0- $35,160 $35,161- $43,950 $43,951- $52,740 $52,741- $70,320 $70,321+
7 $0- $39,640 $39,641- $49,550 $49,551- $59,460 $59,461- $79,280 $79,281+
8 $0- $44,120 $44,121- $55,150 $55,151- $66,180 $66,181- $88,240 $88,241+

Community Mental Health Center

Kent Youth/Family Services is a certified Community Mental Health Center and therefore operates through federal and state funds made possible by the Community Mental Health Act. The purpose of these funds to make diagnosis and treatment available to low-income and indigent individuals. The services are either free or under a sliding-scale. These services are available to people of all ages who do not have health insurance.

County or Local Government Funds

Counties are often responsible for backing services like schools and hospitals. Kent Youth/Family Services receives funding from either the county or another local government. This means that mental health services for local residents might be offered for free or at a reduced rate. Call to find out.

Community Services Block Grant

The US Department of Health and Human Services offers funds in the form of Community Services Block Grants to all states. The purpose of these funds is to reduce poverty by helping low-income individuals and families find work, access education, obtain housing, and improve their health. Kent Youth/Family Services is a recipient of this grant. You may qualify for assistance provided you meet low-income eligibility requirements but you must apply by contacting the following office:

Washington State Department of Commerce - Community Services and Housing Division
Karen Dunn ( CSBG Program Manager )
1011 Plum Street SE
P. O. Box 42525
Olympia, WA - 98504-2525
Phone: 360-725-2822
Fax: 360-586-0489
Karen.Dunn@Commerce.WA.Gov
www.Commerce.WA.Gov
Washington State Department of Commerce
Brian Bonlender ( Director )
1011 Plum Street SE
P.O. Box 42525
Olympia, WA - 98504-2525
Phone: 360-725-4000
Brian.Bonlender@Commerce.WA.Gov
www.Commrece.WA.Gov

Federal Grants

Kent Youth/Family Services receives federal grants destined for mental health services. This means that Kent Youth/Family Services either recieved money to obtain certification or training for its employees or it has recieved money to offer services such as suicide prevention, telehealth programs, or other behavioral initiatives.

Medicaid

Kent Youth/Family Services accepts Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with low incomes and limited resources. Medicaid programs vary from state to state.

Community Mental Health Center

Community Mental Health Centers operate through federal and state funds made possible by the Community Mental Health Act. The purpose of these funds to make diagnosis and treatment available to low-income and indigent individuals. The services are either free or under a sliding-scale. These services are available to people of all ages who do not have health insurance. Kent Youth/Family Services is a certified Community Mental Health Center therefore offers services to those who might not be able to afford them.

Other State funds

Kent Youth/Family Services recieves funding from the state of Washington other than traditional funding like Medicare, Medicaid, or Community Services Block grants. This means that it likely that these subsidies will translate to affordable or free mental health services to you. Call Kent Youth/Family Services to find out.

State-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid

Kent Youth/Family Services receives State-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid

State mental health agency (or equivalent) funds

Kent Youth/Family Services Funds designed to finance the cost of treatment for mental health conditions.

State welfare or child and family services funds

Kent Youth/Family Services recieves or accepts State welfare or child and family services funds.

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