Santa Cruz County CSP


2250 Soquel Avenue, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, California  95062
831-600-2810 FAX

About Santa Cruz CSP

The Santa Cruz County Crisis Stabilization Program (CSP) is a locked crisis program. It is a safe, welcoming, recovery-focused place for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis, and need a little extra support to regain stability.

About the Crisis Stabilization Program

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  • Open 24-hour, 7 days per week
  • Length of stay is up to 23 hours
  • Children and youth will be served in a separate area from the adults within the CSP. Minors who met criteria for inpatient care will be referred to out-of-county hospitals where there are specialized services for kids. 

Just the Basics

  • Chairs: 12
  • Population Served
    • Serves adults, aged 18+ (adults can be admitted voluntarily or involuntarily on 5150)
    • Serves children and youth, up to age 18 (only those admitted involuntarily on 5150)
  • Funded by: Santa Cruz County Department of Mental Health

Recovery Model

This program follows Telecare’s Recovery-Centered Clinical System (RCCS), an innovative recovery framework that incorporates the latest research and evidence-based practices. RCCS emphasizes doing no harm and supporting and enlivening recovery. The recovery model incorporates such approaches as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), harm reduction, and other consumer-centered therapeutic interventions.

    Referral Process

    If you or a family member needs emergency mental health services, you can come to the program located at:
    2250 Soquel Avenue, Suite 100, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.

    You will receive a screening by crisis staff to determine needs and eligibility. If the crisis warrants admission to an inpatient service, you will be referred to the adjacent inpatient hospital.

    About Telecare

    Telecare is a family- and employee-owned company that has been treating individuals with serious mental illness since 1965. We specialize in innovative, outcomes-driven services for high-risk individuals with complex needs. Our programs are recovery-focused and clinically effective and are designed in partnership with local, county, state and other behavioral health organizations.