Psychiatric Emergency Center

The Psychiatric Emergency Center is located on the 10th floor of John Peter Smith Hospital’s main building, at 1500 S. Main St. A highly skilled team of physicians, nurses, social workers and support personnel provide 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week services for people in mental health crisis, both voluntary and involuntary services. People can receive triage, evaluation, observation and admission services.

Services include:
• Psychiatric Triage
• Psychiatric Evaluation
• Short term interventions including observation, monitoring and stabilization of acute crisis
• Referral services that meet the needs of the individual person
• Evaluation for admission to an Acute Inpatient Unit

The Psychiatric Emergency Center focuses on all individuals that present for evaluation. The multidisciplinary team assesses the person and their situation to coordinate care for the best possible treatment plan.