Nationwide Children’s Hospital operates a 10-bed Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit within its Emergency Department observation unit. The unit operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides direct care to Franklin County youth up to age 18 in mental health crisis in need of short term crisis stabilization services.
The unit exists as one component within a collaborative, integrated, and comprehensive system of care for youth and families in crisis in Franklin County. Services include triage, assessment and referral, consultation with treatment providers, direct clinical interventions provided on the unit (i.e. individual and group counseling, psychiatric services, and case management), and linkage and bridging services.
The Youth Crisis Services Unit is open for referrals from all ADAMH child serving providers, Ohio State University Emergency Department and Nationwide Children’s Emergency Department.
For more information, contact Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health at (614) 355-8080.
Funding is provided by the ADAMH Board of Franklin County.