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About Palouse Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

We are dedicated to the treatment of psychiatric conditions - safely, professionally, and confidentially - in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Palouse Psychiatry & Behavioral Health is part of the Pullman Regional Hospital network of clinics, a strong and vital partner in the provision of mental health services with a focus on psychiatric evaluation and treatment for adults, adolescents and children living in Whitman County and the Palouse region. Symptoms of psychiatric illness are not a sign of inner weakness. People can be treated and resume productive, healthy lives.

We are guided by the following principles:

  • Psychiatric practices that meet professional standards
  • Accessibility of services
  • Qualified and competent staff
  • Collaborations and coordination of services with patient and referral sources, including physicians and other mental health and community agencies
  • Services based on community need
  • Accountable use of financial resources
Contact us: (509) 339-2394

Referrals fax: (509) 715-2132


Our services

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 
  • Crisis Text Line 24/7: Text “Home” to 741741 
  • Crisis Text Hotline Website: 

  • Palouse Regional Crisis Line: 1-509-334-1133 
  • Trevor Project Crisis Line for LGBTQ: 1-866-488-7386

Work problems, getting married, going away to school, an illness — any number of life changes can cause stress. Most of the time, people adjust to such changes within a few months. But if you continue to feel down or self-destructive, you may have an adjustment disorder. Click here to learn more about adjustment disorders.

It’s normal to feel anxious from time to time, especially if your life is stressful. However, if you have ongoing anxiety that interferes with day-to-day activities and relationships and makes it hard to enjoy life, you may have generalized anxiety disorder. Click here to learn more about anxiety disorders.
Bipolar disorder — sometimes called manic-depressive disorder — causes mood swings that range from of the lows of depression to the highs of mania. When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. Click here to learn more about bipolar disorders.
Dementia isn’t a specific disease. Instead, it describes a group of symptoms affecting intellectual and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. It’s caused by conditions or changes in the brain. Different types of dementia exist, depending on the cause. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type. Click here to learn more about dementia.
Depression is a medical illness that involves the mind and body. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder and clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave. Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression may make you feel as if life isn’t worth living. Click here to learn more about depression.
Eating disorders are a group of serious conditions in which you’re so preoccupied with food and weight that you can often focus on little else. The main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. Click here to learn more about eating disorders.
Stress is a term in psychology and biology, first coined in the 1930s, which has in more recent decades become a commonplace of popular parlance. It refers to the consequence of the failure of an organism – human or animal – to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats, whether actual or imagined. Click here to learn more about stress management.

Your provider needs to meet with you periodically to determine how well your medication is working and to make adjustments as needed. The frequency of visits depends on whether changes are being made and how well you are doing.

Neuropsychological evaluation (NPE) is a testing method through which a neuropsychologist can acquire data about a subject’s cognitive, motor, behavioral, linguistic, and executive functioning.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder in which you have unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to engage in repetitive behaviors (compulsions). With obsessive-compulsive disorder, you may realize that your obsessions aren’t reasonable, and you may try to ignore them or stop them. But that only increases your distress and anxiety. Ultimately, you feel driven to perform compulsive acts in an effort to ease your distress. Click here to learn more about OCD.
A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that develops for no apparent reason and that triggers severe physical reactions. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. Click here to learn more about panic disorder.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that’s triggered by a traumatic event. You can develop post-traumatic stress disorder when you experience or witness an event that causes intense fear, helplessness or horror. Click here to learn more about PTSD.
Schizoaffective disorder is a condition in which a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms — such as hallucinations or delusions — and of mood disorder symptoms, such as mania or depression. Click here to learn more about schizoaffective disorder.
Schizophrenia is a group of severe brain disorders in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions and disordered thinking and behavior. The ability of people with schizophrenia to function normally and to care for themselves tends to deteriorate over time. Click here to learn more about schizophrenia.


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Contracted Insurance Companies, PPO & HMO with Copays or Deductibles

Palouse Psychiatry & Behavioral Health is a preferred provider for the following companies:

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Asuris
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Plan of Wash.
  • Coordinated Care/Cenpatico
  • First Choice Health Ntwk (FCHN)
  • GEHA (Aetna)
  • Group Health/Kaiser
  • Health Net Federal Svcs (HNFS)
  • ID Medicaid/Optum Idaho
  • L&I/Crime Victims
  • Medicare WA
  • Molina Washington
  • Premera
  • Regence of ID
  • RR Medicare
  • TriWest VAPC3
  • United Healthcare (UHC Optum)
  • WA Medicaid - Providerone


Non-Contracted or Other Insurance Carriers

We are willing to bill any insurance for you. However we are not contracted with all of the insurance companies. This means that you may be responsible for more of your bill.

Co-pays or co-insurance payments are expected at the time of service. We do expect some payment at each visit. For your convenience, we do take Master Card and Visa.

If you have questions regarding your bill, please call our billing office and they will be happy to help you.


Patients Without Insurance Coverage

We offer a 20% discount for patients that do not have insurance and pay their bill at the time of service. Payment plans are available if you are unable to pay in full.


Please contact our Patient Financial Services team:

840 SE Bishop Blvd, Ste 101
Pullman, WA 99163
Phone: (509) 332-1163
Fax: (509) 332-6579

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays & Sundays


Please contact your pharmacy to have your prescription refills processed.  Be sure to allow a minimum of 48-72 hours for your refill to be processed.  With the ever changing requirements and prior authorizations mandated by insurance companies, it can take longer to process. 


Our Providers

Deb Blazzard

I have experience in all forms of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, schizophrenia, and PTSD. I am passionate about mental health and believe in treating the whole person. My strengths include working together with providers, family members and therapists to ensure good quality of care.

I am married and have four children. I am an Idaho native and enjoy camping, hiking, running, and pretty much anything outdoors with my family. Before obtaining my Master’s Degree in Mental Health,  I was an OB nurse and enjoyed caring for babies and their mothers.

Medical Interests:
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Michelle Fong 2

Originally from the Seattle-Tacoma area, Dr. Fong has spent the past 10 years in Oregon and is excited to return to her home state. She is a licensed psychologist and provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Fong is determined to help individuals figure out why they might be struggling in school, work, or at home – and, what to do about it. Currently, she is accepting referrals for adults and older adults with cognitive concerns. Lots of different medical conditions can affect a person’s brain and cognitive functioning, ranging from ADHD and anxiety to stroke and dementia. Dr. Fong loves seeing all types of patients but especially enjoys working with older adults worried about memory loss.

Dr. Fong knows coming in for a 3-5 hour appointment can be anxiety-provoking. She wants her patients to know there is no way to “fail” a test and works really hard to make the long visit helpful, fun, and efficient. She is honored to hear patients’ stories and struggles and wants patients to leave with more hope that things will get better and a plan for how to get there.

Dr. Fong has been interested in brain functioning, behavior, and culture since a college research project. She loves numbers, details, and evidence-based research, and balancing that with the messiness of emotions and real life. She is lucky this turns out to be a great fit for a career in clinical neuropsychology. 

She is new to the Palouse and outside the clinic, she is easily talked into a long walk around town with family and friends and can be occasionally coaxed into hiking. When it is snowy and windy, she likes reading fiction and trying DIY projects around the house.

Her education:
Undergraduate: Harvey Mudd College
Graduate: University of Oregon
Internship: Samaritan Health Services
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Kaiser Permanente

Christine Land_HeadshotChristine Land, board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, is driven to build therapeutic relationships with patients, while utilizing a recovery model focusing on identifying and building up strengths, living a self-directed life, and reaching an individual's full potential. She can help patients by providing psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, medication management, and supportive care across the lifespan by using evidence-based research. 


Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science, Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Associate of Science in Nursing, North Idaho College

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Wyoming

Master of Science in Nursing, Gonzaga University


Location | Contact Us

Palouse Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
  • 825 SE Bishop Blvd. Suite 201, Pullman, WA 99163
  • Phone: (509) 339-2394  Fax: (509) 715-2128
  • Referrals fax: (509) 715-2132
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The front desk staff and nurses are so kind and welcoming. I would recommend psychiatry services to others. 
Mary Ann

The staff are very welcoming and professional. I was treated very kindly and had a nice experience with the psychologist.

Melody Mathilde T.