Crisis Assessment

During our Crisis Intervention Assessment our top priority is that our patients feel safe and secure to discuss their mental health.

To qualify for immediate mental health treatment at Alter’s Crisis Stabilization Unit, an individual must be ready for treatment that would otherwise be appropriate for entering a psychiatric hospital.

The gold-standard diagnostic is a definitive assessment of a person’s mental health status from rigorous psychiatric interviews by trained clinicians or a clinical psychologist.

Alter Mental Health Crisis Assessment

1. Family History
2. Thorough Diagnostic Test
3. Complete biopsychosocial assessment. *The BPSA assesses for trauma and relationship histories, family dynamics, history of symptomatic behavior, hospitalizations, suicidality, homicidally, self-injurious behavior
4. PHQ-9 Test
5. GAD-7 Test
6. Additional tests as determined by the clinician and symptoms