Behavioral Health Community Crisis Stabilization Services (3.a.ii)

Project Objective

To provide readily accessible behavioral health crisis services that will allow access to appropriate level of service and providers, supporting a rapid de-escalation of the crisis.

Project Details

Routine emergency departments and community behavioral health providers are often unable to find resources for the acutely psychotic or otherwise unstable behavioral health patient. This project entails providing readily accessible behavioral health crisis services that will allow access to appropriate level of service and providers, supporting a rapid de-escalation of the crisis. The Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Service provides a single source of specialty expert care management for these complex patients for observation monitoring in a safe location and ready access to inpatient psychiatric stabilization if short term monitoring does not resolve the crisis. A mobile crisis team extension of this service will assist with moving patients safely from the community to the services and do community follow-up after stabilization to ensure continued wellness. Participating Regional Health Innovation Teams include Fulton, Queensbury, Northern Adirondack, and Plattsburgh.

Patient Population

Any individual in need of crisis services.

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