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Welcome to Sea Mar CHC � Bellingham Behavioral Health Center. 

Sea Mar�s Bellingham Health Center has been serving Whatcom County since 1996. 

The Bellingham site provides integrated care for clients in the milieu of a community health center.  Our clients� well-being, and support for their well-being, includes comprehensive coordination of care within all disciplines: medical, dental, health education, maternity support services, and behavioral health services.  Sea Mar Behavioral Health Center includes a chemical dependency program, a mental health program and a program for co-occurring disorders.  Our services are provided in both English and Spanish.

Our site is state-licensed as a community mental-health agency and a certified chemical dependency agency.  We meet all requirements for court-mandated services, and we are fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Our providers use multidisciplinary practices to develop and maintain individualized treatment goals for each client.  Our well-trained professional team consists of mental health therapists, chemical dependency counselors, MDs, and psychiatrists. 

Patients are encouraged to have their families and members of their social support system participate in treatment.  We specialize in providing cultural competency of services and our staff has received intense training on evidence-based practices to ensure that we provide the best tools to our patients for them to live healthy lives.

Heidi Robbins

Program Manager

Sea Mar CHC - Bellingham Behavioral Health Center
Chemical Dependency Services (Adults)
• Drug and alcohol evaluations (English and Spanish)
• DUI assessments
• Deferred prosecution
• Relapse prevention
• Monthly monitoring
• Aftercare
• Intensive outpatient treatment
• Women's group

We are eligible to provide court-mandated services to adults. Our treatment includes individual and group therapy as well as random drug/alcohol testing.

We utilize evidence-based practices with approaches such as motivational interviewing, dialectic behavioral therapy, matrix model, family systemic intervention, moral reconation therapy and the Living in Balance curriculum.

For any mandated or court ordered substance use evaluations, you will need to bring the following paperwork to your first appointment:

Defendant Case History (DCH)

• Can be obtained from the 4th floor of the District Court in downtown Bellingham. The address is 311 Grand Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225. 360-778-5400 (p)
• You will need a state issued photo id to pick this document up.
• The DCH is free of charge.

Driving abstracts from other states

• This generally applies to individuals who have had a DUI, including ones in other states • If you’ve recently lived in another state besides WA, you may need to obtain driving abstracts from those states • Contact the appropriate state agency; this process varies per state.

Police report (if applicable)

• Examples of cases where you would need this are: DUIs, domestic violence, etc    • For DUIs, the police report needs to include the toxicology reports • Can be obtained from your attorney

Names, addresses, phone & fax numbers for probation officers, lawyers, and any other referring parties

Proof of insurance/proof of income

If you have any questions about these documents, or are unable to obtain them before the appointment date, please call our office at 360-734-5458.
It is imperative that you bring them to the appointment; you may not be seen if you do not have the applicable documents.

Mental Health Services
• Assessments for mental health clients • Case management and community outreach for adults and children • Psychiatric medication assessments and management for adults • Individual therapy • Group therapy

Our therapeutic approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and multi-systemic therapy Along with providing services in English and Spanish, our staff consists of therapists who specialize with ethnic minorities, children, and developmentally delayed clients.

We accept most medical coupons including ADATSA, private insurance, private pay, sliding fee scale and have a limited amount of county funding for low-income clients.
Bellingham Behavioral Health Center Providers
Address and Contact information:
Sea Mar CHC - Bellingham Behavioral Health Center
3350 Airport Drive
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Phone: 360-734-5458
Fax: 360-734-5298
Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm


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