A public or private ambulatory care service designated by the Commissioner, which provides mental health services including assessment, emergency and referral services to mentally ill persons in a specified geographical area. Screening is the process by which it is ascertained that the individual being considered for commitment meets the standards for both mental illness and dangerousness, and that all stabilization options have been explored or exhausted.
Early Intervention Support Services (Crisis Intervention Services)
Short term, mental health services for adults who are experiencing significant emotional or psychiatric distress and are in need of immediate intervention. EISS offers crisis intervention and crisis stabilization services in a setting that is an alternative to hospital based emergency room treatment. Outreach (non-office based) services are available.