This option can be considered for patients who have been evaluated by Psychiatry in the ED and do not meet criteria for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, but require urgent outpatient follow-up within three business days.
Patients seen in the ED by a Psychiatry Fellow/ Attending who show increased risk for self-harm/harm to others, but who do not meet criteria for inpatient hospitalization are eligible. Examples include:
The final decision for referring a patient to the CSP is with the Psychiatry Fellow/Attending.
Psychiatry Fellow/Attending will provide a verbal referral to Marian Callaghan, MD on the next business day.
Psychiatry Fellow will email Matt Stevenson, MSW and Dionne Mitchell-Randall immediately with:
Matt Stevenson will contact family about appointment.
The patient will be discharge from the CSP after stabilization or when the patient's definitive disposition occurs.