Consultation Liaison Plus

Consultation Liaison Plus

Reduce length of stay for behavioral health patients in emergency and inpatient non-psychiatric care

The Behavioral Health Consultation Liaison Plus (CL+) program addresses the needs of behavioral health patients in emergency and medical/surgical departments by providing psychiatric assessment, consultation and care navigation via video and phone interactions. Services are comprehensive and can be custom-tailored to your specific needs.

With the CL+ program, Pine Rest psychiatrists are available to help your clinicians assess behavioral health patients in your hospital and will assist with symptom management until your patient is discharged.

Once engaged, CL+ staff will work diligently to find an appropriate destination for the patient—whether that’s a facility within your network, a Pine Rest facility/practice or an independent organization.

The CL+ Program


• Call coordination, efficiently connecting hospital and CL+ clinicians

• Patient placement utilizing behavioral health resource expertise

• Improving patient flow through emergency department


• Clinical decision-making on level of care

• Telepsychiatry consultation

• Coordination with ED and inpatient clinicians


• Psychiatric consultation for patients admitted to medical/surgical

• Guidance on behavioral health symptom management

• Collaboration with hospitalist on medication management



Comprehensive care navigation Increased ED throughput and reduced hospital length of stay
Rapid Connections to Pine Rest coordinating and clinical staff via phone and video Reduced ED hold times for behavioral health patients;
Efficient leverage of remote specialists
Staffed by Pine Rest behavioral health specialists High quality behavioral health care
Behavioral health resource expertise Connection to Pine Rest’s network and knowledge of available psychiatric resources
Assessment and consultation by Pine Rest clinicians Reduced staffing costs compared to hospital employing own behavioral health staff

Here to help.

For more information about CL+, please contact:

Scott Wagner, MSW, MBA, Vice President

Lisa Leininger, PsyD, Director of CLinical Operations