Our specialists are available by phone for consultation and for emergency psychiatric evaluations in the Emergency Department – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We assess patients in crisis and determine whether a patient would benefit from inpatient psychiatric services or can be safely discharged and seen at a follow-up visit with outpatient services. Inpatient care involves children staying at the hospital for a period of time, while outpatient care involves patients seeing health care providers for appointments but not staying overnight at the hospital.
If a child or adolescent needs to be admitted, the staff facilitates the most appropriate admission for each patient.
Please note that we do not provide medication evaluations in the Emergency Department.