If you are feeling anxious or depressed, and you feel you need to talk to someone or may need to be admitted to the hospital for your safety, we have mental health clinicians on staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They work hand-in-hand with the physician to determine the best course of action for you or your loved one. They will speak with the patient, family, and a psychiatrist if necessary to make sure you are safe and have a care plan.
Our emergency department has a dedicated area for mental health evaluations to promote a safe and reassuring environment. Our physicians assist patients with referrals to private-practice psychiatrists, therapists, our Partial Hospitalization Program or Intensive Outpatient Program, substance abuse treatment programs and other community support services.