Diversion and Acute Stabilization

Diversion and Acute Stabilization (DAS) is a residential treatment setting where you can go temporarily if you are in a crisis or coming out of the hospital and still need 24-hour care. DAS is an option for people who are being considered for hospitalization. An admission to the hospital is “diverted” or avoided. The program is voluntary so you would need to agree to go.

How to get DAS Services

Call us to learn about service providers who can meet your needs. If you’re already seeing a counselor or therapist, you can talk to them. You should get enough information to get the service that you want and the process for a referral.

What does the DAS program offer?

You stay overnight and meals are provided. Staff are on duty at the DAS program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The staff ask you questions to find out your strengths and needs and how they can help you. The usual length of stay is up to two weeks.

How does it work?

When you arrive, you get a tour of the DAS unit and an explanation of the rules on the unit. The DAS staff explain your rights and responsibilities. Treatment, group, and individual meetings may take place at the DAS program or outside of the program. You may also go to a partial program for treatment. If you are already in a partial program, you may continue to attend that program if transportation is available. Your treatment team (staff from the other services you are receiving) should be actively involved during your stay in DAS and should make a plan with you for your return home.

The DAS program helps you keep in contact with your family and loved ones during your stay. The DAS program keeps your medicine safe and reminds you to take it at the right time. You may see a doctor or nurse on the DAS unit if you need to.

If you need help or more information about getting DAS services, call us. A customer service representative or a care manager can help you. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.