Recognizing a critical need in our community and determined to make an immediate impact, Family & Children’s Services opens the Family & Children’s Services CrisisCare Center located at 635 West 11th Street on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 9 a.m.
The 24/7 Family & Children’s Services CrisisCare Center provides short-term crisis stabilization every hour of every day of the year throughout the year. If you or someone you care about is experiencing a psychiatric crisis the Family & Children’s Services CrisisCare Center offers help when it is needed most.
“A psychiatic crisis can manifest itself in many different forms. It could be thoughts of suicide, hearing voices and may even escalate to the point where a person is feeling out of control,” said Gail Lapidus, Family & Children’s Services CEO. “Assessing and treating the crisis immediately is key to stabilizing the individual and making our community a safer place.”
An individualized care plan will be developed by a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, crisis technicians, care managers, nurses and physicians.
Treatment for the individual in crisis includes three distinct areas:
1) Screening, Triage and Assessment Center- We offer immediate attention for individuals who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis. Our staff assesses the level of appropriate care needed for crisis stabilization. This includes evaluating psychiatric risks and mental health needs. The team then determines if individuals are medically stable or require immediate medical attention. If immediate attention is required, individualized services are recommended at the least restrictive level of care.
2) Crisis Respite Center (Up to 24 Hours)- Family & Children’s CrisisCare Center offers a new innovation in mental health crisis resolution and have created the Crisis Respite Center. The Crisis Respite Center offers a 24-hour stay in a safe, supportive and calming environment with continuous supervision, pharmaceutical oversight and support in a comfortable, therapeutic setting. The Crisis Respite Center was created for adults who need more structure and monitoring than can be provided in a home, clinical office or emergency room but do not necessarily require long-term or inpatient care.
3) Crisis Stabilization Unit (3-5 Days)- The 16-bed, non-hospital Crisis Stabilization Unit was built to alleviate the shortage in our community of inpatient psychiatric beds for Medicaid beneficiaries, provide short-term structured care as an alternative to hospitalization. Our goal is to help patients stabilize and achieve significant improvement within three to five days.
Services offered in the Crisis Stabilization Unit include;
- Continuous evaluation and treatment planning
- Medication evaluation and monitoring
- Crisis intervention and de-escalation
- Mobilization of family and natural support systems
- Linkage to community resources
- Group and individual therapy
- Therapeutic activities
- Nursing services
Also housed at the Family & Children’s Services CrisisCare Center is the Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES) unit. COPES is a free community resource that is confidential and available to anyone in Tulsa County. Our COPES team provides crisis support by phone and, when needed, will go directly to the person in crisis. If in crisis, call 918.744.4800.
Family& Children’s Services is committed to providing help when you or someone you care about is experiencing a psychiatric crisis. Services are available around the clock, 365 days a year.
For information about Family & Children’s Services crisis services call our office line at 918.921.3200. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis and needs immediate help, call 918.744.4800.