Crisis Stabilization (H2019) Service Definition and Eligibility Requirements

Service Definition

Crisis Stabilization services are direct mental health care to non-hospitalized individuals (of all ages) experiencing an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature that may jeopardize their current community living situation. The goals are to avert hospitalization or rehospitalization; provide normative environments with a high assurance of safety and security for crisis intervention; stabilize individuals in psychiatric crisis; and mobilize the resources of the community support system, family members, and others for ongoing maintenance, rehabilitation, and recovery.

Medical Necessity Criteria

The service-specific provider intake must document the need for crisis stabilization services. To qualify for this service, individuals must demonstrate a clinical necessity for the service arising from a condition due to an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature that puts the individual at risk of psychiatric hospitalization.

Individuals must meet at least two of the following criteria at the time of admission to the service: