Crisis Unit/Psychiatric Emergency Services
The Crisis Intervention /Psychiatric Screening Center provides emergency psychiatric services
to people who are no longer able to cope effectively due to experiencing a traumatic event,
exacerbation of an existing mental illness or disruption in daily living due to other circumstances.
The Crisis Intervention Unit assists individuals and their families in identifying stressors,
exploring conditions related to their current situation and discovering means for bringing about
change and improved functioning.
A 24/7/365 Hotline
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 our Affiliated
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.