Acute Care (Emergency) Services
When episodes or periods of emotional crisis happen in our lives unexpectedly CLM offers an array of Acute Care services for our clients and our community. The services CLM offers are designed to provide additional support and treatment to individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis while assisting them in stabilizing their condition to get them back to their daily routine as quickly as possible.
Depending on each individual situation and need, Acute Care Services may provide any one or a combination of the following services:
A telephone crisis assessment is a short assessment of the crisis and creation of a crisis plan to help an individual remain safe in the community when possible.
When a friend or family has concerns regarding a person in crisis, CLM offers support and guidance to the friend or family to help them help their loved one in crisis.
CLM offers 24/7 Emergency Assessments to individuals who may need higher levels of psychiatric or dual diagnosis treatment. Assessments are completed at our office or via telehealth by phone or video. Emergency assessments are avilable to anyone in crisis regardless of age, residence or ability to pay (minors require a parent or guardian on site to complete assessment).
Walk-In Crisis Assessments are provided onsite during business hours at our Derry office (only).
Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) responds in-person to the indivdiual where they are in the community if the crisis can't be resolved over the phone or video telehealth.
Crisis Stabilization is an office-based, short-term intervention that involves an intensive, comprehensive assessment and crisis planning for an indivdiual who is remaining in the community but is in a state of crisis or risk due to recent stressors and events. Quick stabilization of the individual's symptoms through therapeutic crisis planning and support is the primary goal of this intervention.
Acute Care Services will assess the need for a psychiatric admission and discuss treatment options with the individual and family (if appropriate) to ensure that the most appropriate treatment options are accessed. If hospitalization is needed then CLM Acute Care Services will facilitate the admission and obtain an authorization from the insurance, when applicable.
CLM's MD/APRN providers provide support to Acute Care Services staff on nights and weekends to address any medication-related questions or concerns that arise.
In addition to these services some of CLM's Acute Care Services clinicians also volunteer with the NH Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team, or engage in Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing support to our local schools, organizations or community groups coping with the after effects of a traumatic incident.
ACute Care (Emergency) Services can be reached 24/7 By Calling: (603) 434-1577 Option 1
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