Community 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 can also serve as a "step-down" program for children and adolescents upon discharge from a psychiatric hospital.
Crisis stabilization services are for youth who:
Are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis which puts them at risk of hospitalization due to threat of harm to themselves or to others.
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 a up to 4 hours a day
Referrals & Funding
The following may provide referrals for crisis stabilization:
Emergency Services Staff
Psychiatric hospitals discharging clients back to the community
Most Medicaid plans cover crisis stabilization. Private payment may also be arranged on an individual basis, including use of a sliding fee scale.