PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY SERVICES
When you or a loved one has a psychiatric emergency, St. Vincent Charity has a resource. Our Psychiatric Emergency Services are uniquely equipped to handle patients experiencing mental health crises.
St. Vincent Charity's Psychiatric Emergency Services unit and team offers mental health crisis care 24 hours a day. Staffed by a team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric social worker and mental health technicians, our facility is known throughout the region for expertise in behavioral health.
The Psychiatric Emergency Services team fields referrals from all other area hospitals and mental health facilities for adult clients who suffer from acute mental health issues. It serves as a crisis center, providing a safety net for nearly 4,000 patients annually who need immediate behavioral health care in an emergency setting.
The Psychiatric Emergency Services unit has been designed to provide a respectful healing environment for patients, faithful to St. Vincent Charity's mission of faith-based care. Private exam rooms allow for better communication between clinical staff and patients, as well as the inclusion of families and loved ones in support of that healing process.