Behavioral Health helps County residents facing serious mental health and addiction issues. Staff and contracted agencies also help people with developmental disabilities and their families. Priority populations include Oregon Health Plan members, uninsured County residents with nowhere else to turn and people in crisis, who are often in unstable situations or are a danger to themselves or others. The department also coordinates services for County residents in care at the State Hospital or served through other agencies or facilities. These services assist people in need, alleviate community problems, promote client health and prevent more costly care and intervention.