Crisis Stabilization Services
What are Crisis Stabilization Services?
Crisis Stabilization Services are available through the Bridge Water program. Crisis Stabilization Services assist adults in crisis in order to prevent psychiatric hospitalization. This mobile crisis intervention team helps stabilize people experiencing acute crisis by staying with them in their home or by removing the person to a temporary residential setting until the crisis de-escalates. This model can be an effective alternative to emergency psychiatric hospitalization in many circumstances.
Crisis Stabilization Services include:
- 24-hour supervised non-secure living environment
- Psychiatric Services
- Nursing Assessment
- Supportive Counseling
- Group Therapy
Who can benefit from Crisis Stabilization Services?
Adults that have a mental illness and who are at risk for psychiatric hospitalization may be eligible for Crisis Stabilization Services.
How can Crisis Stabilization Services help an individual?
Bridge Water can provide a 24-hour supervised non-secure living environment for individuals with psychiatric emergencies that do not require psychiatric hospitalization to stabilize their condition. Individuals can also be treated at home thereby avoiding the necessity for hospitalization.
How can you access Crisis Stabilization Services?
Adults can access Crisis Stabilization Services by requesting a preadmission screening through the Emergency Services Department. All admissions to Bridge Water must be preauthorized by an Emergency Services worker.
Emergency Services can be reached 24 hours per day/7 days a week by calling 1-800-327-4693. During business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) persons may also come directly to the Emergency Services office located in Bay City at the Behavioral Health Center at 201 Mulholland Ave., 3rd floor. After hours and on the weekends, individuals may go to the emergency room at Bay Regional Medical Center to access Emergency Services.