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Two locations for caring, expert assistance 

It is a situation no one wants to face, but if you are concerned about child abuse, you should know that compassionate, discrete and knowledgeable services are available through  The Child Abuse Assessment Team (CAAT) at Legacy Salmon Creek in Vancouver, WA and our partner Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services (CARES) Northwest on the Legacy Emanuel campus in Portland. 

Our specialists provide evaluations for neglect, physical abuse and sexual abuse in a clinic environment. Care teams typically consist of a board-certified pediatric emergency physician, a medical assistant, a medical social worker and a program manager, all of whom are skilled in helping children who may be victims of abuse.

Emergency medical treatment or hospitalization is available at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver and Randall Children's Hospital in Portland, as well as with CARES Northwest.

Compassionate help is a phone call away. 

CARES Northwest

A department of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

CARES Northwest is one of the oldest and largest child abuse assessment centers in the nation, serving more than 5,000 children annually. Approximately 1,500 children are seen at the program each year. CARES Northwest is the only program serving Multnomah and Washington Counties; as well as children throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington. 

CARES Northwest 
2800 N Vancouver Ave., Suite 201 
Portland, OR 97227 
Phone: 503-276-9000 

  • To make a referral or for more information, please call 503-276-9000, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • For emergency needs during non-business hours, please visit Randall Children’s Emergency Department at Legacy Emanuel. 
  • CARES Northwest provides a 24-hour telephone medical consult line for child abuse professionals in the state. Contact the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center operator at 503-413-2200. 

Child Abuse Assessment Team (CAAT) 

Serving Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, Wahkiakum, and Klickitat Counties, the CAAT cooperates with local child protection agencies and law enforcement agencies as well as with YWCA advocates. The CAAT physician also serves as the regional medical consultant to child protection agencies in Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania and Klickitat counties.

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
2121 NE 139th Street, Medical Office Building, Suite 200
Vancouver, WA, 98686
Phone: 360-487-1778

  • For urgent cases, call our Children's Services main number at 360-487-1777. 
  • Patient appointments and admissions are handled through the CAAT medical assistant at 360-487-1793.
  • Download the CAAT Referral Form
  • FOR PROVIDERS: Clinic referrals require that a mandated report has already been completed. 

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