Creekside Crisis Stabilization Unit is a residential facility designed for short-term treatment for children and adolescents, ages 5 to 17, at risk for psychiatric hospitalization. Services include assessment, crisis intervention and referrals.

Intervention may include psychiatric treatment including medication assessment and monitoring, child/family counseling and case management.

The mission is to assist children and adolescents in crisis by providing intensive community based interventions prior to an escalation of symptoms that could lead to hospitalization.

Criteria for Admission:

  • Child must be between ages 5 and 17

  • Child must be in crisis (i.e., suicidal ideation, serious impulse control problem, etc.) not simply in need of respite

  • Child and parent/guardian must agree to admission

  • Child must be medically stable

  • Child must be able to perform expected activities of daily living (i.e., bathe self, use bathroom without assistance, etc.

  • Child must not have a primary diagnosis of substance abuse/dependency

  • Child must not have legal charges more than beyond parental control/beyond school control

  • Child must not require excessive physical restraint as Creekside is not a lockdown facility

  • Child with a history of sexual offenses will be evaluated on a case by case basis

 373 North Central AvenuePrestonsburg, KY 41653
 F: (606) 886-3923



Melanie Hagans

Creekside Children's Crisis Stabilization