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Psychological Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (PsySTART)


Man in what appears to be a fire station, anxiously holding his folded hands against his mouth and noseThe Oregon Health Authority's Health Systems Division and Public Health Division are working together to provide a new behavioral health tool to Oregon communities:

PsySTART, a proven mental health triage and case management system developed by Chip Schreiber, PH.D. Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

This tool is offered as part of Oregon's Behavioral Health Emergency Response Initiative supporting Emergency Support Function 8: Public Health and Medical Services.


Email the Public Health Division's Health Security, Preparedness and Response Program, or view these questions and answers:

​The originating agency owns the case files and information created using the system. No other system user can access the individual case/triage files.

​There is no direct cost to OHA partners using PsySTART. The solution is funded by OHA. Costs incurred to our partners would be indirect: staff time, travel to attend training.

​PsySTART is a web-based tool. Both the victims and responders modules work on cell phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. In addition, there is a phone app avalible for the responders module.


PsySTART Fact Sheet
Learn more about PsySTART, its purpose and features.
PsySTART Overview
Brief orientation about how PsySTART fits in with Oregon's disaster response efforts.
PsySTART Responders Module - Field Operations Manual
Learn how to create a PsySTART account and use PsySTART for responder self-triage.
PsySTART Responders Module - Field User Training
Recorded user training (1 hour 11 minutes)
PsySTART Survivors Module - Field Operations Manual
Learn how to register as a site supervisor in PsySTART and use PsySTART to triage survivors of a disaster or other traumatic event.
PsySTART Survivors Module - Field User Training
Recorded user training (56 minutes)