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Community Healthlink

A Member of UMass Memorial Health Care

Homeless and Inpatient Substance Abuse Programs

Crisis Stabilization Units

Community Healthlink’s Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU) are located in Worcester and Leominster. The CSU may be used as a diversion to prevent a hospitalization or as a step-down immediately following a psychiatric hospital discharge to assist the client in transitioning back into the community. These community-based units provide short-term therapeutic psychiatric/substance abuse treatment and crisis resolution in a structured environment that features 24-hour observation and supervision. The CSU accepts referrals from UMass Emergency Mental Health Services (EMH), as well as other area inpatient facilities or emergency departments. The unit receives admissions 24 hours/day, 365 days/year depending on bed availability. The population includes both males and females that are at least 18 years of age.