About Crisis Stabilization Units
Meridian’s Crisis Stabilization Units (CSUs) provide short-term stabilization for crisis and serious mental health issues for adults (40 beds) and children (10 beds). Each unit serves as a Baker Act Receiving Facility, accepting any patient that meets Baker Act criteria. CSUs provide physical and psychiatric evaluations, medication, counseling and discharge planning. CSUs may also petition the court for longer-term treatment as needed. Follow-up psychiatric and clinical services may be provided in the office of the client’s county of residence, either at Meridian or a provider of the patient’s choice.