When traditional outpatient crisis care can't meet your needs, Safe Harbor's Crisis Services Acute Need and Diversion Services (CSANDS) can help.
CSANDS is a 30-day program for adults, age 21 years or older, that includes:
- Crisis follow-up services
- Medication management
The CSANDS program's quick and intensive access to a crisis situation that could lead to:
- Inpatient hospitalization
- Job loss
- Other life disruptions
To refer someone to CSANDS, call Crisis Services at 814-456-2014. Crisis staff will meet with the person to make sure CSANDS is the right program, or enroll them in one more suitable.
Crisis Therapy Services
CSANDS offers a more intensive level of outpatient services for those who need it.
Therapists can meet program participants up to twice a week either:
- In their homes
- In the community
- At Safe Harbor.
Our master-level therapists have training to work with a variety of issues for those in a crisis.
CSANDS Crisis Follow-Up Care
Follow-up coordinators will make sure services and supports are in place to provide patients with every opportunity to succeed.
During this short-term and focused program, follow-up coordinators will:
- Coordinate all providers.
- Coordinate releases of information and record needs.
- Make referrals.
- Help people get to appointments.
- Assist in accessing benefits.
- Provide ongoing crisis counseling.
CSANDS participants receive quick access to providers so they can get their medication needs met.
They also have longer appointments up to once a week during their time in CSANDS. This allows the chance to discuss and monitor medications.
Who Should I Refer to CSANDS?
To be eligible for CSANDS, a person must be experiencing one or more of the following:
- At risk for inpatient stay.
- At risk for job loss/life disruption due to symptoms.
- Open to crisis services.
- In need of further supports to stabilize the problem.
- In need of immediate access to crisis care.
- Have coexisting substance abuse, medical, MR, forensic, homelessness.
CSANDS exclusion criteria
People will be ineligible for CSANDS due to:
- Safety risks deemed inpatient level. We will help clients find this level of care.
- Involuntary — the client must wish to receive these services.
- Having existing blended case management services.
To refer someone or learn more about CSANDS, call Crisis Services at UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor at 814-456-2014.