Community Reintegration Unit

Short-term care to help you regain your health

McLean Is Here to Help

The Community Reintegration Unit (CRU) is designed for adults in need of crisis stabilization, providing a comprehensive range of services for those struggling with bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia.

The program’s short-term treatment model helps individuals to regain their health in the least amount of time so that they may return safely to their home, community residence, or another outpatient treatment setting.

Find the care that’s right for you or your loved one. Call us today at 617.855.3141.

Program Leadership

Joel Solomon, MD

Joel Solomon, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Solomon leverages his training in pediatrics and psychiatry to lead a family-focused and team-based approach to collaborative patient care. He enjoys teaching and leadership roles as well as his clinical work with patients and families. He holds a faculty appointment through Harvard Medical School and previously through Brown University. He co-authors articles, delivers talks regarding suicide prevention, and teaches medical students.

Karen Slifka, RN, MS, CS

Karen Slifka, RN, MS, CS, Nurse Director

Ms. Slifka began her career at McLean in the child inpatient units and later moved into the child outpatient program in therapy, medication management, and research. She has been working in the Community Reintegration Unit since 2004 and has continued her research regarding metabolic syndrome among adults with psychiatric illness.