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Psychological Simple Treatment and Rapid Triage (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 Schriber, 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.

Project information

PsySTART Fact Sheet
Learn more about PsySTART, its purpose and features.
PsySTART Overview
Learn the who, what, when and how of PsySTART.

Upcoming events

Learn more about PsySTART at learning sessions presented by the Oregon Health Authority.

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Questions and answers


​What is the cost of using PsySTART?

​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.

Who owns the information in PsySTART?​

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

What platforms does PsySTART work on?​

​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.


Mike Matthews 
Health Systems Division

Akiko Saito 
Public Health Division


Email OHA PsySTART Support

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