Crisis Intervention & Emergency Care

Crisis Intervention & Emergency Care

Psychiatric Emergency/Crisis 24-Hour Hotline: 973-625-6160

Overview

The emotional and physical safety of patients’ as well as their loved ones is our priority. Saint Clare’s specially-trained crisis therapists are available around the clock to provide emergency care to those at home or in the community.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a psychiatric emergency, know that help is just a phone call away.

Crisis/Emergency Hotlines

Psychiatric Emergency/Crisis 24-Hour Hotline: For crisis assessment, intervention and referrals, our professional crisis therapists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To reach a member of our Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) team, call 973-625-6160.

Crisis Intervention Services: For rapid access to crisis intervention and support in a setting that is separate from the medical facility, please contact our intake representative with your urgent concern. A professional therapist is available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist callers and schedule appointments. To reach our intake representative, call 973-625-0096.

Behavioral Health Services Central Access Helpline: For information on any of our programs or service locations, please call our toll-free Behavioral Health Services Central Access Helpline at 1-888-626-2111, available Monday through Friday from 8 am-6:30 pm.

Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)

Offering services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Screening Center, located at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville is designed for screening and crisis stabilization for residents in Morris County. Patients under the care of the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) will be assessed by a professional treatment team, receive safe, confidential and compassionate treatment, and have a comprehensive discharge plan developed. They will provide assessments for patients ages five years and older.

The unit can be reached during normal business hours at 973-625-6150. The 24-hour hotline can be reached at 973-625-6160.

Suicide Awareness

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. While complex and tragic, suicide can be prevented by knowing and understanding warning signs, risk factors, and how to act when necessary.

Treatment may involve emotional support and medication. Hospitalization may also be an option. If you feel you or someone you care about are at an increased risk for suicide, please contact a mental health professional or call a member of our 24/7 Psychiatric Emergency Services team at 973-625-6160 as soon as possible for guidance on specific interventions and treatment.

To learn more about the warning signs and risk factors for suicide, visit:
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) at www.save.org