Crisis Resolution Team (CRT)

The Crisis Resolution Team was developed in 1990 to provide service linkage for clients repeatedly visiting the Psychiatric Emergency Services, and to divert clients from acute hospitalization, as well as inpatient referrals.  Physicians, social workers and nurses staff the CRT, which is supplemented, when needed, by PES staff for specialized services or disciplines.  Psychiatric assessment, outpatient psychotherapy, case management services, and medication management services are offered. The CRT team structures individualized service plans during the critical period following PES crisis visit or hospitalization.  Because services often require long waiting periods, clients also may need assistance from CRT with emergency medication prescriptions, crisis housing, and psychotherapy


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