The Crisis Stabilization Center certification is dual-certification from OASAS and the Office of Mental Health. Crisis Stabilization Centers provide voluntary support, assistance, and urgent treatment to individuals across the lifespan. Centers are founded on person-centered care and utilize peers and peer advocates to support patient care.
Crisis Stabilization Centers are categorized as either a Supportive Crisis Stabilization Center or an Intensive Crisis Stabilization Center. Both offer behavioral health stabilization and/or referral services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Recipients receive services for up to 24 hours.
Crisis Stabilization Centers (CSC)
Supportive Crisis Stabilization Center (SCSC)
Intensive Crisis Stabilization Center (ICSC)
Both types of CSC can provide behavioral health stabilization and/or referral services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to recipients for up to 24 hours.
Supportive Crisis Stabilization Centers
Supportive Crisis Stabilization Centers provide support and assistance to individuals with mental health and/or substance use crisis symptoms. Services are for individuals experiencing challenges in daily life that do not pose a likelihood of serious harm. Such challenges may create risk for an escalation of behavioral health symptoms that cannot reasonably be managed in the person’s home and/or community environment without on-site supports. SCSCs will provide voluntary services with an emphasis on peer and recovery support.
Intensive Crisis Stabilization Centers
In addition to all the services provided by SCSCs, Intensive Crisis Stabilization Centers provide rapid access to services for acute symptoms to assist in diversion from a higher level of care. This includes medication treatment for management of substance use and mental health symptoms. ICSCs also provide voluntary crisis treatment services in a safe and therapeutic environment.
Crisis Stabilization Center regulations or 14 NYCRR Part 600 were published on March 9th, 2022.
Guidance related to certain provisions of 14 NYCRR Part 600 which establishes standards for Part 600: Crisis Stabilization Centers providing voluntary crisis stabilization services to individuals experiencing mental health and substance use crisis symptoms.
How to Apply
To apply for the Crisis Stabilization Center Certification:
- Download and complete the Attachment 1A - Prior Consultation.
- Send Attachment 1A to the local government unit(s) (LGU), OMH Field Office, and OASAS Regional Office to request a prior consultation meeting.
- Obtain the necessary signatures for section 4 of Attachment 1A during the prior consultation meeting
- Download and complete required schedules below. Schedules marked with an asterisk are only required for providers not yet licensed by either OMH or OASAS.
- Confirm access to the New York State Electronic Certificate of Need (NYSE-CON) portal via either Public Authentication (NY.GOV ID) or Health Commerce System (HCS) login. View instructions for accessing NYSE-CON via Public Authentication Site (NYGOV.ID) or via Heath Commerce System (HCS).
- Upload the application materials schedules to NYSE-CON as indicated in the instructions above.
- After you've submitted the application, all communication between the agencies, Local Governmental Units and the applicants will occur through the NYSE-CON portal.