Please note: When DUI court participants and Drug court participants are called in to provide on weekend or holidays, participants in Yakima County must report to either the Yakima office or the Toppenish office between the hours of 8 a.m and 1 p.m. Kittitas County participants must report to the Ellensburg office between the hours of 8 a.m and 1 p.m.
MERIT is now offering in person Assessments, Individual and Group counseling at all seven office sites. All individuals presenting at our clinical sites are required to wear a mask/face covering. If you do not have a mask/face covering one will be provided prior to entering the office. To ensure safe practice and social distancing we are limiting the number of clients in the lobbies.
MERIT will continue to offer telehealth services for individuals that experience barriers to accessing in person care. Please call our office and inform our staff if you prefer an in person session or telehealth services.
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.
For information or access to sober support meetings online follow this link.
Suicide Prevention Help http://www.intheforefront.org/about/
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.