Crisis Units

Adult Norman and Clinton Crisis Units

Red Rock operates two Adult Crisis Stabilization Units in Oklahoma, one in Norman and one in Clinton. It is the philosophy of the program that stabilization services for co-occurring psychiatric and substance use crises are best provided near the person’s home and community where family and significant others are more easily involved. It is also believed that crisis situations can be an opportunity for change, growth and effective treatment for the individual.
Crisis stabilization consists of emergency psychiatric and substance abuse services for the resolution of crisis situations provided in a behavioral health care setting. The program is designed to provide acute psychiatric crisis stabilization, including medically supervised detoxification service to persons 18 years or older who are either admitted voluntarily or involuntarily (under an emergency detention). Services are considered “integrated” when the care provided is to a person with a mental health and substance abuse diagnosis (Co-occurring). The Crisis Unit is staffed daily by a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including a psychiatrist, registered nurses, master’s level licensed staff, bachelor’s level staff, and mental health techs. Crisis stabilization services will include a safe, secure environment, medication assessment, therapeutic interventions, Intervention team meetings, stabilization of the crisis, education, discharge planning and referral to the appropriate level of follow-up service. The average length of stay is 3-5 days.
These services are designed and implemented to:
· Improve quality of life
· Reducing symptoms and improving functioning through medication, education and access to Red Rock continuum of care after discharge
· Returning the person to the community as soon as possible and avoiding further inpatient treatment when possible.
· Support recovery and resilience through the use of access to Recovery Support Specialists

Children's Oklahoma City Crisis Unit
The Red Rock BHS Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit is a 15 bed, locked, secure psychiatric crisis care program that operates 24 hours a day, 7days a week, 365 days a year. The program is designed to provide 24 hour, 7 days a week evaluation, crisis stabilization and social service intervention to a child in need of assistance for emotional or mental distress including those who present with co-occurring substance abuse disorders or to a child experiencing substance abuse related crises including those with co-occurring mental health disorders who do not require mental health crisis stabilization services.
The target population of individuals will range from ages of children 10 years up to age 18 years. The Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit will have the capability of providing services to children who are either admitted voluntarily or involuntarily. Crisis stabilization services will be provided in the least restrictive setting possible, when other community resources have been determined to be inadequate to meet the current psychiatric needs of the child. Every effort will be made to avoid hospitalization and return the child to his/her home.

The Crisis Unit is staffed daily by a co-occurring disorder capable multidisciplinary team of professionals, including a child psychiatrist, registered nurses, master’s level licensed staff, bachelor’s level staff, and mental health techs adequate in number to meet the clinical needs of the individuals served.
Crisis stabilization services will provide a safe, warm, welcoming, culturally, age appropriate and secure environment with medication assessment, individual, family and group therapy, education, and therapeutic recreation. Following assessment, an individualized crisis plan will be developed, utilizing strengths and abilities, needs and preferences, natural supports and community resources. Discharge planning will begin at the onset of services and are continuously evaluated to ensure a continuity of care and minimize the likelihood of re-admission. Linkage services will be provided to communicate and coordinate with other service providers to assure appropriate referrals to the appropriate level of follow up services are made. Referral to Outpatient services will be the primary course of action for children meeting criteria for such services. The expected length of stay is decided on an individual basis but would not exceed 7 days.