Hospital Alternatives Program (HAP)
Hospital Alternatives Program (HAP) specially trained Clinicians and
Behavioral Health Counselors provide comprehensive response and support
services to youth who are in need of intensive services as an
alternative to being hospitalized following a 5150 screening.
Response and Support Services
The HAP team responds immediately to the child/teen in crisis while at
the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) or following a psychiatric
hospitalization, and for 7 to 30 days, following an approved Managed
Care Authorization from the CSU, the following may be provided:
- 24/7 access to clinical care as needed.
- Crisis intervention and stabilization skills.
- Safety planning with youth and family members to encourage
stabilization and reduce risk.
- Intensive short-term interventions to connect youth/family
to longer-lasting supports.
- Facilitate a Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting to
individualize a treatment plan to meet the unique needs of the youth
and his or her family.
- Advocacy for youth and family needs.
The HAP Team
A team is assembled at the family's request to include all identified
formal supports (clinicians, counselors, educators, psychologist,
physicians, etc.) and natural supports (family members, friends,
coaches, community members, etc.) for a Multi-Disciplinary Team
meeting. The intent of this meeting is to:
- Discuss the strengths of the family and the youth and
evaluate what is already working well.
- Provide a fresh perspective and thoughtful evaluation of
what services could be modified.
- Provide clinical assessment, safety planning and a
treatment plan to support the youth to maintain stabilization.
- Provide an opportunity for overlapping services to
coordinate, collaborate and complement each other's work.
- Elicit family involvement in treatment planning and
- Ensure all necessary referrals to new supportive services
are also completed.
- Empowers natural supports and strengths of the youth and
- Builds relationships between service providers to support
the youth and family.
- Reliable and flexible response to youth and family needs.
Reduces the incidences of re-admission to the Crisis Stabilization Unit.
- Increases stability of child's home or placement to support
Access to Services
HAP is a collaboration between the Butte County Behavioral Health
Crisis Stabilization Unit and Youth for Change. In order to receive HAP
services, participants must receive full scope Medi-Cal and a referral
must be made by the Butte County Crisis Stabilization Unit:
530-891-2999 or 1-800-334-6622
The HAP Office is located
Rio Lindo Support Center
578 Rio Lindo Avenue, Suite 3
Chico, CA 95926
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