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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.

Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)

PES is a 24/7 care center that uses the best practices in psychiatric care to help individuals manage psychiatric emergencies, stabilize crises and return safely to the community.

St. Vincent Charity’s PES team welcomes walk-ins as well as referrals from most area hospitals and mental health facilities for adult clients experiencing psychiatric emergency situations. It serves as a crisis center, providing a safety net for thousands of patients annually who need immediate behavioral health care in an emergency setting.

The PES 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 in support of that healing process. The unit includes five acute treatment rooms, two non-acute rooms for more stable patients on 23-hour observation, a lounge for patients and visitors, interview rooms and staff offices.

Caregivers provide immediate care for persons in psychiatric crisis. The team works together to gather information, provide crisis intervention and use medications, if necessary. Individuals are then referred to outpatient services, a crisis stability unit, inpatient hospitals or specialized service providers.

To learn more, call 216.363.2580 Ext. 1

Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)

2351 East 22nd Street,
Cleveland, Ohio - 44115

Open 24/7. Call 216-363-2580 Ext. 1

Staffed by a team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric social workers and mental health technicians, the facility is known throughout the region for its expertise in behavioral health.


Your health needs are important to us. In 2022, we announced the decision for St. Vincent Charity to solely provide ambulatory care. This transition was completed on November 15, 2022, and we now provide outpatient services as St. Vincent Charity Community Health Center. We want you to know that you can expect continued high-quality, compassionate care far beyond this transition.

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