Project 3.a.ii – Behavioral Health Community Crisis Stabilization Services

Why FLPPS Chose this Project

A gap in crisis stabilization services, including round the clock outreach, ambulatory and intensive services has led to inappropriate health care utilization.

7% of all ED admissions in the FLPPS regions have a primary diagnosis of behavioral health.

High behavioral health disease prevalence in the FLPPS region has led to a gap in access to appropriate services for patients experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Routine emergency departments and community behavioral health providers are often unable to readily find resources for the acutely psychotic or otherwise unstable behavioral health patients.

17% of all hospital readmissions in the FLPPS region are associated with an individual having a behavioral health diagnosis.

What Success Looks Like

A readily accessible behavioral health crisis services that will allow access to appropriate level of service and providers, supporting a rapid de-escalation of the crisis.  A well-coordinated behavioral health crisis stabilization service would provide a single source of specialty expert care management including observation monitoring and ready access to inpatient psychiatric stabilization. A mobile crisis team extension of this service could assist with moving patients safely from the community to the services and for community follow-up after stabilization.