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The Unity Center for Behavioral Health is a 24-hour behavioral and mental health services center located in the greater Portland area. We provide immediate psychiatric care and a path to recovery for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Our team of dedicated psychiatric professionals offers compassionate and expert care in a safe environment, including crisis stabilization, crisis intervention, medication management, crisis counseling, social work and family and peer support. Our care navigators create and coordinate ongoing care plans for continuing treatment, with the goal that every individual leaves with a recovery plan already in motion. With this dual approach, we offer real hope for a future free from mental and behavioral health trauma for our patients.

Our medical and non-medical professional team members are integral to the entire Unity team. If you see yourself in our values, we want to hear from you.

Unity Center to open emergency substance use disorder center this June

The service will help stabilize those suffering from acute intoxication so they may transition to an addiction treatment program.

The new center will provide 24/7:

  • Emergency responder and police drop-off access
  • Walk-in services
  • Emergency mental health stabilization
  • Withdrawal management
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine level of care assessments
  • Recovery-focused care coordination and referrals
  • Harm reduction education and supplies
  • Peer support
  • Referrals for follow-up care within the community for treatment services

Unity Center’s staff has extensive experience in trauma-informed care, verbal de-escalation and recovery-focused treatment planning. The new center will provide easily accessible and safe care to assist patients suffering from mental health and substance-related crises. Read more.

If this excites you, join our team!

Unity Center celebrates seven years caring for the community

As demand for behavioral health care and withdrawal management services increases, Unity Center rises to meet the need each day.

In 2017, Unity Center for Behavioral Health opened its doors to those in need of immediate lifesaving care. Seven years later, it remains the only service of its kind in Oregon.

Unity Center was created with the bold and innovative vision of providing compassionate and trauma-informed care to the most vulnerable populations. With the collaboration of four health systems – Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health and Oregon Health and Science University, Unity Center has cared for more than 29,000 individuals since opening its doors. Read more.

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We offer a competitive total rewards approach in which base salary is determined based on the role, experience, skill set, and location. Benefits are provided for positions budgeted for 24 or more hours per week. 

* Benefits offered may differ by position, employment status (full-time, part-time, temporary, per diem), location, years of service and whether the position is covered by a union contract.


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Health & Welfare

You and yours are covered for medical,
prescription, dental and vision, with flex
spending, life insurance, disability and more.

Retirement Plans

Prep for tomorrow with 403(b) Employee
Savings and 401(a) Match Savings.


Stay well with discounts and complimentary services, including a discounted fitness membership, annual flu shots, diabetes and weight management assistance, tobacco cessation support and more.


Travel unbound thanks to available employee parking, a TriMet Pass subsidy, free Portland Streetcar access, and a commitment to green with bicycle lockers and charging stations at some facilities.

Work/Life Harmony

Enrich your life with paid annual leave as well as community service leave. Utilize our Employee Assistance Program, providing everything from marital and financial counseling to child and family care services.

Professional growth
Professional Growth

Take advantage of continuing education opportunities in your field.

Diversity and inclusion

The Unity Center for Behavioral Health places a high priority on building a culture that values diversity in how we work with each other, how we deliver care, how we partner with our community and how we do business. Diversity is a moral, social and business imperative for us. We believe that if we do the right thing for our employees, our patients and our communities, then we are doing the right thing for our business. Whether we realize it, our legacy is something we create together every day. It’s the way we live our lives and what we teach the next generation. It’s what we do and why we do it.

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