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The Thurston Mason BHO is now the Thurston Mason Behavioral Health  Organization (TMBHO).  

What is a Concern?

There are two types of concerns, informal and formal. There is one informal concern and two types of formal concerns:

  • Informal - An informal concern is something you do (verbally or in writing) that expresses that you are not satisfied with your services. An informal concern is usually made to your Network Provider.
  • Formal - A formal concern is a "grievance". A grievance is a formal expression of your dissatisfaction with services provided by a community mental health agency, Network Provider, or the BHO.
  • Formal - Another type of formal concern is an "appeal". An appeal is a formal disagreement filed with the BHO about a Notice of Action you received regarding your mental health services.

How Can I File a Concern or Grievance?

  • You can file a concern or grievance directly with your Network Provider either verbally or in writing.
  • You can file a concern or grievance with the Thurston Mason BHO either verbally or in writing by contacting the BHO at (360) 867-2602 or (800) 658-4105 or 412 Lilly Road NE Olympia WA 98506.
  • You can contact the Ombuds to assist you with a filing concern or grievance either verbally or in writing at (360) 867-2556 or 412 Lilly Road NE Olympia WA 98506.

I received a Notice of Action from the Thurston Mason BHO, what do I do?

If you have questions about a Notice of Action that you received from the BHO please contact our Customer Service Department for assistance.

What is the Ombuds?

An Ombuds is a helper whose job it is to assist you to solve problems that you may have with your counselor, case manager, your mental health clinic, or the agencies that help you get mental health care. The Ombuds can also assist consumers with understanding their rights, advance directives, and other information you may have received from your provider or the Thurston Mason BHO. You can contact the Ombuds at (360) 867-2556 or (800) 658-4105.


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This page last updated: 07/26/16