Which Is Right for You?
- EMERGENCY ROOM
- URGENT CARE
- PRIMARY CARE
Call for appointment:410-328-1219 410-328-1219
University of Maryland Medical Center's 24/7 Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) program is for people over age 18 who urgently need a psychiatric assessment, evaluation and referral. Services, provided on a walk-in basis, help people to access to mental health and addiction recovery resources.
Patients under the age of 18 can seek help in our Pediatric Emergency Room.
Getting Here: Location and Directions
The PES program performs triage, evaluation and admission services. We take a team approach to care, with professionals from psychiatry, social work, psychiatric nursing, chemical dependency and community mental health helping with treatment.
Our services include:
Medication refills, competency evaluations and evaluations for legal and disability claims will be referred to outpatient providers.
We provide consultation services to the adult emergency department and pediatric emergency departments. (Collaboration with the adult emergency department occurs when patients have complex medical or surgical conditions.)
Patients' special needs (language barriers, cognitive disabilities, psychosocial stressors, etc.) are addressed through during the intake, evaluation and assessment. Referrals for community support services reflect the patient's unique needs. We develop a plan of care that is most appropriate for the patient.