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REdisCOVERY program strives to ensure every community member has access to the care they need through outreach, timely referrals, and coordination with regional service providers



Program description

Olympic Peninsula Community Clinic’s (OPCC) REdisCOVERY program strives to reduce overdoses, reduce non-emergent use of emergency medical services, and ensure every member of the community has access to care. The REdisCOVERY team has found success by collaborating with:  

  • Clallam County Corrections Facility 

  • Clallam County Health and Human Services 

  • Clallam County Sheriff's Office  

  • Department of Transportation 

  • City of Forks Jail 

  • Forks Police Department 

  • Olympic Personal Growth 

  • Peninsula Behavioral Health 

  • Port Angeles Community Paramedicine Program 

  • Port Angeles Police Department  

  • Reflections Counseling 

  • Sequim Police Department 

  • Washington State Patrol  

Read more in our Connecting Community Members to Care report.


Populations of emphasis  

  • Individuals who are un and/or under insured 

  • Individuals experiencing homelessness 

  • Individuals identified needing assistance accessing services 


How it works

  • Outreach teams visit community spaces to proactively reach vulnerable populations.  

  • Partners send referrals and the team responds within 24 hours.  

  • The team provides care coordination to meet individual needs.  

Data


  • 946 individuals served

  • 437 individuals received bridge medical and/or behavioral health care


Source: Olympic Peninsula Community Clinic, Jan-Jun 2023


Tip for success


Outreach teams need to feel supported by leadership in order to support the community. 


Funding

Braided funding through various contracts and grants including:

  • HCA

  • WA Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs

  • WA Association of Cities

  • Clallam County 1/10th 

  • ARPA funding through Clallam County Health and Human Services


Contact




Connecting Community Members to Care Report

OCH is honored to share the success of the REdisCOVERY program. We are inspired by their continuing commitment to timely, compassionate care that meets individual client needs. Read more about this and other successes in our new Connecting Community Members to Care report.


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