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Emergency Services

If you or your loved one is having a psychiatric emergency, you have several options:

  • You can call 911
  • You can call one of the Psychiatric Emergency Teams or Crisis Hotlines listed below
  • Or, you can walk into any hospital emergency room and ask to be evaluated by a clinician

Below, are several resources which may be useful:

Mobile Assessment Teams that will respond to psychiatric emergencies in the community. These teams of mental health professionals may be accompanied by law enforcement for safety purposes when called to a scene. They will evaluate a patient and can then assist with referrals and transportation to a local area hospital if needed.

  • Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment Services : (714) 834-6900
  • Orange County Centralized Assessment Team (CAT) 866-830-6011

If you are in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Crisis/Hotline Numbers:

  • Orange County Crisis Hotline: (714) 639-4673
  • Orange County Mental Health Hotline: (714) 834-6900
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK/(800) 273-8255
  • National Drug and Alcohol Abuse Hotline: (800) 662-HELP

There are also local area hospitals that can provide urgent psychiatric evaluations in the Emergency Room and have inpatient psychiatric facilities:

  • UCI Medical Neuropsychiatric Center: 101 The City Drive, Orange (714) 456-5801
  • South Coast Medical Center: 31872 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach (949) 499-7501
  • St. Joseph's Hospital: 1100 West Stewart Drive, Orange (714) 771-8134
  • Newport Bay Hospital: 1501 East 16th Street, Newport Beach, (949) 650-9750
  • College Hospital: 301 Victoria St, Costa Mesa (949) 642-2734
  • West Anaheim Medical Center: 3033 W Orange Ave. Anaheim, (714) 229-5750
  • Western Med Center Anaheim: 1025 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, (714) 533-6220
  • Western Med Center Santa Ana: 1001 North Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 835-3555
  • Evaluation and Treatment Services: 1030 West Warner Ave, Santa Ana (714) 834-6913
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