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Crisis Stabilization

The Highest Level of Support

Crisis Stabilization is designed for individuals experiencing a severe decline in their mental and emotional well being.  It is intended to prevent hospitalization or re-hospitalization by providing a stable environment with a high level of support services.  Individuals participating in Crisis Stabilization will receive individual and family counseling, 24-hour on call support, and will be connected with community resources to meet their immediate needs.

Paying For This Service

This service is paid for by a participant’s Medicaid insurance.  Self- pay is also an option; please call our office at 804.230.0999 for more information.

Guidelines For Admission

To qualify for this service, individuals must demonstrate a clinical necessity for the service arising from a condition due to an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature that puts the individual at risk of psychiatric hospitalization. Individuals must meet at least two of the following criteria at the time of admission to the service:

 

1. Experiencing difficulty in establishing and maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or homelessness or isolation from social supports;


2. Experiencing difficulty in activities of daily living (ADLs) such as maintaining personal hygiene, preparing food and maintaining adequate nutrition, or managing finances to such a degree that health or safety is jeopardized;


3. Exhibiting such inappropriate behavior that immediate interventions by mental health, social services, or the judicial system are or have been necessary;


4. Exhibiting difficulty in cognitive ability (such that the individual is unable to recognize personal danger or recognize significantly inappropriate social behavior).

Goals For Treatment

The goal of Crisis Stabilization is to intervene in a crisis situation, provide a stable environment, and avoid hospitalization.