Netcare Corporation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center collaborate to form the Youth Crisis Services Team. Special funding is provided by the ADAMH of Franklin County for this team.
Mental health, alcohol and drug crisis needs of youth ages 0-17, and their families are addressed at Netcare by Youth Crisis Services. Youth clinicians conduct a standardized risk assessment and work to stabilize youth at the least restrictive level of care. Crisis management and linkage with ongoing mental health or substance abuse service providers will occur when needed. This program is committed to the best available care of youth and families in crisis.
Netcare Access at 199 South Central Avenue
will be the point of entry and coordination for all youth deemed to be in a mental health or drug and alcohol crisis. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Emergency Room will serve as the point of entry for youth in need of medical treatment and mental health or drug and alcohol crisis intervention needs.
- Crisis intervention and stabilization
- Risk assessment
- Crisis-specific education and decision support for patients and families
- Family centered education about available local resources
- Referral and linkage with treatment providers
- Support until linkage
- Emergency medication services
- Acute hospitalization
Goals of the Program
- Reliable and valid assessment of overall levels of risk
- Stabilize youth at the least restrictive level of care
- Reduce risk, danger, or acuity of immediate crisis episode
- Instill hopefulness
- Referral and linkage to on-going services