Lincoln County Health & Human Services

Mental Health

Developmental Disabilities

Tel: (541) 574-5960


lighthouse Services are provided to eligible persons of any age (birth thru old age).


Individuals must have a diagnosed developmental disability that started before age 18 for mental retardation or before age 22 for other developmental disabilities, and is expected to last indefinitely.  Individuals must have significant impairment in adaptive functioning not otherwise attributed to mental illness, substance abuse, emotional disorder, Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder, a learning disability or sensory impairment.

Document of disability:
For children age 5 and younger:  a statement from a medical practitioner that the child has a condition or syndrome that will likely cause significant adaptive impairment.

For children age 6 and older or adults:  a diagnosis of mental retardation or of a developmental disability and significant adaptive impairments.

Eligibility for children ages birth to 17 is always provisional with reassessment at age 6 and before age 18 for mental retardation or age 22 for other developmental disabilities.

Services Offered:

* Eligibility determination:

       Assistance with application process.

* Case management:

       Needs Assessment
Service Development
Screening/placement for residential and/or employment services
Referral to Support Service Brokerage

* Protective services:

  Crisis placement

* Family Support:

       Needs Assessment
      Respite funds/adaptive equipment needs
Parent education
Behavioral support strategies


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about our programs or this web site.

Lincoln County Health & Human Services
36 SW Nye Street  • Newport, Oregon 97365 • 
Public Health tel: (541) 265-4112    fax: (541) 265-4194
Environmental Health – tel: (541) 265-4127  •  fax: (541) 574-6252
Mental Health – tel: (541) 265-4179  •  fax: (541) 265-4194