The Crisis Intervention /Psychiatric Screening Center provides emergency psychiatric
services to people who are no longer able to cope effectively because of acute stress,
exacerbation of an existing mental illness or disruption in daily living due to
other circumstances. The Crisis Intervention Unit helps individuals to identify
their problem, to explore conditions related to their problem and discover means
for bringing about change and improved functioning.
- Psychiatric Assessment
- Psychiatric Consultation
- Crisis Intervention for adults and children (under the age of 18)
- E-CAPS Emergency Children and Adolescents Psychiatric Services
- Services for Victims of Crime or Psychological Trauma
- Referral to Mental Health Care Unit
- Mobile Crisis Visits for adults and children
- Initial crisis counseling for problems such as personal, family, interpersonal
relationships, sexual dysfunction, child/elder abuse, eating disorders, domestic
conflict parent/child problems, etc.
Mobile Crisis Intervention Services are also available when persons in need of Crisis
Intervention Services are unable or unwilling to come into the Crisis Unit.
The Psychiatric Screening Services for involuntary commitment are available to the
Affiliating Hospitals and East Orange General Hospital’s Mental Health Care Unit.
Hours of Operations:
Crisis Intervention/Psychiatric Screening Services is available 24-hours a day,
7-days a week for residents of Essex County, with exception of Newark and Irvington.
Residents from other areas will receive needed assistance and an appropriate referral
to service providers in their area.
Crisis Intervention Unit Hotline – (973) 672-9685 or (973) 672-9686.
The community can also access assistance by dialing: (973) 266-4478, (973) 266-4479
or (973) 266-4480.