Center for Addictions Triage and Treatment (CATT)
Washington County's Behavioral Health Division is working on an exciting new project to improve access to substance use disorder care in our community. The Center for Addictions Triage and Treatment (CATT) is a concept currently in development.
The CATT would provide comprehensive services for the treatment of substance use disorders, with multiple levels of care on the same campus. If someone wanted medical withdrawal management (detox), residential treatment or quick access to intensive outpatient services, staff would inform the person of available options and connect them to the help they desire.
This project is currently in the initial feasibility assessment phase. Work groups made up of treatment providers, local leaders and individuals with lived experience are meeting frequently to help form the foundation of the program. Take a look at our building blocks to see the core values underlying our project.
Once the feasibility assessment is completed, it will be presented to the Washington County Board of Commissioners for their consideration. If the Board agrees, work will begin immediately on final program design and facility development, with a goal of opening the CATT within the next 2-3 years. While we have a long way to go, we are excited about the progress made so far.