Extended Observation Unit
23 Hours for Mental Health Crisis Stabilization
StarCare’s Extended Observation Unit, located inside the Sunrise Canyon Complex, is a 23-hour observation unit where people who are experiencing a mental health crisis can be admitted in order to stabilize the crisis in the least restrictive environment.
In most instances, the emergency room is not conducive for a person in crisis – there they’re told to wait and like any health crisis it’s important to address a mental health crisis quickly and effectively. Waiting in crisis can lead to harming oneself or others or damaging property and can end with a call to law enforcement. Jail, like an ER, is also not the most appropriate place for a person in crisis.
In the Extended Observation Unit
A Person Experiencing a Crisis:
- Has access to see a psychiatrist upon admission
- Is observed by a psychiatric registered nurse
- Is discharged at the end of 23 hours, if stable, and is
- provided with a 10-day supply of medication(s)
- provided with referral for follow-up appointment as appropriate
- Is referred to an inpatient psychiatric facility if appropriate at the end of 23 hours
To Qualify for Extended Observation Unit Services:
- Be in a mental health crisis
- Voluntarily want to seek treatment
- Be 18 years or older
Sunrise Canyon Complex
1950 Aspen Ave.
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