Child and Family Behavioral Health Services (CAFBHS)
Driving directions are as follows: From I-5, take exit 122 Berkeley Ave to the Madigan Gate. Once through the gate, take a left at the 3rd light onto Madigan Ave. Take a right at the next stoplight onto Wilson Ave. Make a left onto McKinley Ave. Make a left on East Johnson St to access the parking lot, and you’ll see the CAFBHS entrance on your right. If you’re entering from the internal hallway of the Annex Ramp 3, then look for the overhead sign “Child and Family Behavioral Health Services” and ring door bell.
Most map/navigation apps will find CAFBHS location as: 9923A East Johnson Street, Tacoma, WA 98431. CAFBHS’ GPS coordinates are: N47°06’09.1” W122°32’24.3”
CAFBHS serves children, adolescent and adult beneficiaries as well as retirees and their dependents (on space available basis) by offering time-limited, problem-focused, evidence-based psychosocial treatment in the form of individual therapy, couples counseling, and family therapy. Medication management is also offered. CAFBHS services are provided to beneficiaries who are assigned to the following Patient Centered Medical Homes:
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- McChord Medical
- Okubo Family Medicine
- Madigan-Puyallup CBMH
- South Sound CBMH
- Winder Family Medicine
School Behavioral Health program (SBH)
CAFBHS’ School Behavioral Health program (SBH) provides behavioral health services for military children in local schools. SBH staff are currently in the following elementary schools: Evergreen, Rainier, Hillside, Beachwood, Meriwether, and Carter Lake Elementary. To engage with SBH, please see your child’s PCM, Pediatrician or respective school staff.
How to Receive Services
CAFBHS accepts self-referrals for couples counseling, but for all other inquiries (such as individual therapy or medication management) please see your primary care provider first. Your primary care provider will conduct an initial evaluation, at which time they may place a referral to CAFBHS through your electronic medical record. Once the referral from your primary care provider is received, CAFBHS staff will contact you to discuss your treatment options. It is important that you have updated contact information in your medical record.
*Please note that CAFBHS does not see walk-ins. If you require a same-day appointment you may be seen at your patient centered medical home or you may seek emergency care at your nearest emergency room.