Pathways Center’s Crisis Stabilization Units (CSUs) are medically monitored, community-based residential alternatives to hospitalization. The CSUs provide short-term crisis stabilization programs that provide psychiatric crisis stabilization and detoxification for adults and children and adolescents. The CSU provide emergency receiving, screening and evaluation services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and has the ability to admit and discharge seven days a week. Psychiatric stabilization and residential detoxification services are offered at a clinical intensity level which supports the level of care required by the provider agreement or contract with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).
The CSU has policies and procedures for identifying and managing individuals and providing a planned regimen for professionally driven evaluation, care and treatment services for individuals who meet the diagnostic criteria for a Substance Dependence Disorder. Residential detoxification services offered within the Adult and Child & Adolescent (C&A) CSU shall not exceed services described at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Patient Placement Criteria Level 3.7 for withdrawal management.
The CSU has policies and procedures for identifying and managing individuals at high risk of suicide or intentional self-harm. The CSU designates a specific number of beds, which may be used as crisis beds or as transitional beds, with DBHDD approval. A physician must write an order for the individuals to transfer to a transitional bed and the length of stay data is submitted to DBHDD for both crisis and transitional beds respectively.