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COPE Crisis Hotline: 1-800-542-2673

Crisis Stabilization Services

  Crisis stabilization services provide the child or adolescent, together with the family, the coping skills to manage the crisis using a less restrictive alternative to psychiatric hospitalization and also serve as a "step-down" program for children and adolescents upon discharge from a psychiatric hospital.

Crisis stabilization services are for those who:
Specific Services:
  • Collaboration among Emergency Services staff, case manager, therapist, and psychiatrist, with emergency appointments scheduled as needed.
  • Identification and use of natural supports in the community.
  • Intense services for up to 8 hours per day for up to 15 days.
Referrals and Funding:
Outpatient therapists, psychiatrists, Emergency Services staff, and psychiatric hospitals discharging clients back to the community may provide referrals for crisis stabilization.

Most Medicaid plans cover crisis stabilization. Private payment may also be arranged on an individual basis, including use of a sliding fee scale.

For More Information
Scott Britton, BA, QMHP, Mental Health Care Coordinator (Children and Adolescents)
    129 Bowden Street
    Saluda, VA 23149