The Pulaski County Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit is a partnership with Pulaski County and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. A therapeutic psychiatric service provided for persons in acute behavioral health crisis, the PCRSCSU is staffed by Psychiatric Research Institute employees and includes a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, social workers, prescribers, and psychiatric technicians. The mission of the unit is to provide a much needed alternative to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or emergency room visits for persons in crisis or who encounter law enforcement due to their psychiatric condition.

The PCRCSU, which serves Pulaski, Perry, Saline, Lonoke, Jefferson and Grant counties, is located at 3001 W. Roosevelt Road. location to recognize the contributors to the center as well as those it will be assisting in the future. The 16-bed unit is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The unit includes separate shower facilities for male and female guests. The guests must volunteer for treatment, under the criteria outlined by the UAMS leadership. Only those who are exhibiting signs of mental distress will be admitted to the unit, with possible felons ineligible for treatment.

Guests can only be admitted to the PCRCSU with the assistance of a trained Crisis Intervention Team officer. For direct access to the unit’s admissions team, call (501) 340-6646.