Mental Health

Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA)

Service Description

The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) is a program designed for older adolescents and young adults who are experiencing the onset of a psychotic disorder. The goal of the program is to minimize the potential long-term impact of the disorder while providing skills training, case management, treatment and low-dose prescribing. A strong emphasis is placed on attaining education and employment goals, and providing education and support to family members. Individuals involved in this program may also receive assistance in obtaining independent housing and learning the skills necessary to live independently. This program follows an intensive case management model with a variety of team members who can provide specialized services.


There are no insurance or income requirements for this program. In order to qualify, an individual must have a covered psychotic disorder that began within the last 12 months. Program eligibility will be determined through a screening process.

What Services Does EASA Offer?

  • Counseling
  • Family Support
  • Free consultation
  • Outreach and Education
  • Trust Building
  • Medical evaluation/medication management
  • Academic and Vocational Support
  • Multi-family groups
  • Peer support network

Service Provider for Linn County

EASA Program direct line:

Geoffrey Thoma
(541) 967-3866 extension 2711


For program inquiries, please contact:

Ross Swearingen, MS, LPC
Supervising Mental Health Specialist
(541) 967-3866 extension 2690

Geoffrey Thoma
(541) 967-3866 extension 2711

Referrals may be made by contacting:

Geoffrey Thoma
(541) 967-3866 extension 2711

Due to the very specific clinical requirements for the program, not all individuals screened for the program will be accepted. Individuals who are not accepted into the program will be provided with a referral to an alternative treatment program.

If there is not a clinician available who speaks your language, an interpreter will be provided.

Service Location

Early Assessment and Support Allicance (EASA) services are provided at:

Linn County Willamette Health Center
Mental Health Services
2730 Pacific Blvd SE
PO Box 100
Albany, OR 97321

Phone: (541) 967-3866
FAX: (541) 812-8807
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Additional Information

To learn more about this program, please visit:






Main Office   view map
445 3rd Ave SW
Albany, OR 97321

Office Hours
Monday — Friday:
8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

8:30 a.m. — 7 p.m.

Telephone: 541-967-3866
Toll free: 1-800-304-7468
FAX: 541-928-3020
TTY/TTD: 1-800-735-2900

Willamette Health Center

Location   view map
2730 Pacific Blvd SE
Albany, OR 97321

Office Hours
Monday — Friday:
8:30 a.m. — noon
1 p.m. — 5 p.m.

Telephone: 541-967-3866
FAX: 541-812-8807
TTY/TTD: 1-800-735-2900


Location   view map
1600 S Main St
Lebanon, OR 97355

Office Hours
Monday — Friday:
8:30 a.m. — noon
1 p.m. — 5 p.m.

Telephone: 541-451-5932
or 1-888-451-2631
FAX: 541-258-5704

Sweet Home

Location   view map
799 Long St
Sweet Home, OR 97386

Office Hours
Monday — Thursday:
8:30 a.m. — noon
1 p.m. — 5 p.m.

Open on some Fridays, call ahead to confirm.

Telephone: 541-367-3888
or 1-800-920-7571
FAX: 541-367-2407
or 541-924-6914

see Crisis Services information

Other Resources

Oregon Department of Human Services
Oregon Mental Health
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Oregon Advocacy Center
Internet Mental Health
New Solutions Referral Form
Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network
All MH Links

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