Outpatient Crisis stabilization – Adults and Children/Adolescents

Provides intensive services arising from an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature that puts the individual at risk of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, inability to care for self, isolation from natural/community supports or incarceration.

The goal is to stabilize individuals experiencing acute crisis by staying with them in their home or by removing the individual to a temporary therapeutic setting until the crisis de-escalates.

To qualify for the Crisis Stabilization Program, consider the following criteria:

  • Medicaid Eligible
  • High risk for psychiatric hospitalization, homeless due to mental illness, or requires intervention by the mental health or criminal justice system due to inappropriate social behavior
  • Difficulty maintaining interpersonal relationships resulting in isolation
  • Difficulty managing activities of daily living (ADLs) to the degree that health and safety is jeopardized
  • Difficulty in cognitive functioning resulting in the inability to recognize personal danger

Settings – community, home, school

Hours of Service – up to 56hours per week, not to exceed 8 hours per day per individual; service offered 24hours/day; after business hours call crisis line (434) 770-3055

Days of Services - 7 days per week

Frequency of Services – up to 56hours per week, not to exceed 8 hours per day per individual unless clinically necessary; services provided consecutively up to 15 days

Payer of Services – Virginia Medicaid

Fees – no fees for individual

Referral Sources – community partners, Managed Care Organizations, self-referral, physicians’ offices, family, friends, other behavioral health agencies, schools, Department of Social Services, foster care agencies, EPIC internal programs, Office of Children’s’ Services (CSA)

Specific Services Offered – direct services, care coordination