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Wellspring Crisis Stabilization Unit


The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) program is designed to assist adults in a psychiatric crisis achieve stabilization through the provision of effective and compassionate intervention services in a supportive home-like environment. Wellspring opened the first residential CSU in Kentucky in 1995 and, with the opening of our second CSU in 2007, became the only region in Kentucky to offer two units (16 beds). Wellspring’s CSUs have been recognized by the Department for Behavioral Health, the Kentucky Mental Health Association, and our colleague agencies across the state for their quality services and strong client outcomes. The program is staffed 24-hours a day, 7 days a week with medical personnel available around the clock and serves as an alternative to more costly in-patient care for persons in acute psychiatric distress who do not need the locked down safety of a hospital setting

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Treatment Services

Mental Health Treatment

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Accepting Patients

Not Accepting Patients

Treatment Type

    • Inpatient
      • Residential
        • Short Term
        • Long Term
        • Family
    • Crisis Stabilization

Facility Type

  • Non-profit

Treatment Services

  • Case Management
  • Individual Therapy

Accepted Forms Of Payment

  • Medicaid
    • Aetna
    • Anthem
    • Humana
    • Passport
    • WellCare
    • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • Medicare
  • Private Insurance
  • Self-Pay
  • Sliding Scale Fee

Additional Services

  • Employment Assistance
  • Peer Support / Peer Recovery Program

Population Served

  • Age
    • Adult
  • Gender
    • Female
    • Male
    • Transgender Female
    • Transgender Male
    • Non-binary
    • Intersex
  • LGBTQ+
  • Pregnant / Postpartum
  • First Responders
  • Veterans/Military
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Teachers
  • Preferred Language
    • English
    • Spanish
    • American Sign Language
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Disabled
  • Current Substance Use
  • Currently Receiving Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)
  • Correctional/Legal


Referral / Admission

  • Referral process
    • Referral can be made by self. Need to call intake number for screening.
  • Admission criteria
    • The primary criterion for admission to the CSU is the presence of a psychiatric crisis. The type of crisis will vary from person to person as will the accompanying symptomatology. While our primary focus is on the mental health crisis that the person is experiencing other diagnoses might include substance abuse, intellectual disability, or acquired brain injury. There are no rule-out diagnoses but several factors must be assessed to determine the individual’s suitability for admission in order to maintain the safety of the individual, other persons receiving services at the program, and the staff.
  • Referral required

Tobacco Policy

  • Smoking
    • Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Dipping
    • Allowed in Designated Areas
  • E cigarettes
    • Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Smoking cessation products
    • Allowed
  • Smoking Cessation Aids Available at Facility

Other Requirements / Policies

  • Prescription Medication Policy Details
    • A common treatment component for someone in psychiatric crisis involves psychopharmacological alternatives. All individuals admitted to the CSU will receive a psychiatric evaluation by the Medical Director or other medical professional providing coverage. This will include a review of any current medications for their efficacy and appropriateness in addressing acute symptoms of psychiatric crisis. While the CSU does not provide general medical care, medications brought by the client for non-psychiatric illnesses will also be utilized by the client during their stay. Use of these medications will be monitored and may be adjusted by the Medical Director.
  • Gender-specific Treatment Policy
    • Self-Identified Gender
  • Outside Prescriptions Allowed