Crisis Beds

Crisis beds provide 24/7 intensive mental health and support services that are designed to provide clinical support to an individual in a psychiatric crisis.

Crisis beds can be used as an alternative to in-patient hospitalization, when appropriate, or as a step-down from an in-patient psychiatric unit when the individual needs continued clinical support post-discharge.

Anyone who meets the criteria listed below is eligible for a Crisis Bed:

  1. is over 18 years of age,
  2. has a diagnosis of a serious mental illness,
  3. due to acute symptomatology related to the individual’s psychiatric condition, has impaired ability to function within the individual’s community living situation and is in need of a crisis bed to avoid inpatient psychiatric admission or to shorten the length of inpatient stay,
  4. for clinical reasons, if it is felt that the individual needs  a temporary separation from the current living situation,
  5. has agreed to be referred to a crisis bed,
  6. expects, with staff support, to be able to comply with treatment recommendations, and
  7. is able, with staff support, to care for physical needs and basic personal hygiene.

To access Crisis Beds, please call (410) 418-4048, fax # (410) 418-4019.