Please note that on weekend or holiday colors, participants in Yakima County must report to either the Yakima office or the Toppenish office. Kittitas County participants must report to the Ellensburg office. Collections are available between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Our offices are closed for person to counselor visits at this time.
Merit will provide Assessments and Intakes by telehealth. Please call our office near you to schedule a telehealth appointment.
If you need to speak to your counselor, please call the office to schedule a telehealth appointment. If your counselor is not available, please leave a brief message with your full name, date of birth, and a contact number where you can be reached.
MERIT provides virtual Substance Use Disorder and Co Occurring Mental Health Screening and Brief Intervention, Assessments and referrals, Intakes, IOP (Intensive Outpatient), and OP (Outpatient services). All services replicate our face-to-face patient care experience in every way. Virtual services combines group therapy and individual counseling sessions via telehealth and or telemedicine technology. By using your smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer or any device with an Internet connection and camera, you can participate from the convenience of your home. In addition to the program's accessible, easy-to-use video conferencing platform, our virtual systems comply with federal and state health care privacy regulations (e.g., meets HIPAA-compliant telemedicine standards). Virtual IOP and OP runs on a similar schedule as our in-person equivalent. Just like site-based treatment, virtual sessions incorporate our evidenced based curriculum.
Please follow this link for a copy of our Client Handbook that includes the Counselor Disclosure Requirements (WAC 246-341-0640), Federal Confidentiality Requirements (WAC 246-341-0420), Clinical Individual Rights (WAC 246-341-0600) and other program information:
Merit Resource Services is a nonprofit outpatient alcohol and other drug assessment, treatment and education provider in central Washington. We have been in business for more than 40 years and have provided services to over 50,000 individuals. We restore lives and families by providing professional, effective alcohol and other drug counseling. Our six convenient locations make getting the treatment you need easier than ever before.