Emergency Services

If your emergency is life threatening, go directly to the nearest Emergency Room or Crisis Response Center.

EMERGENCY DEFINITIONS

What is an emergency?

An emergency is a serious, unexpected, and dangerous situation that may cause loss of life, damage to a person or property, and/or interference with the normal activities of a person.    

What is a medical emergency?

A medical emergency is an injury or illness that can cause death or permanent injury if not fixed immediately.

What is a mental health emergency?

A mental health emergency is a life-threatening situation in which an individual is threatening harm to self or others, is severely disoriented or out of touch with reality, has a severe inability to function, or is out of control.

WHAT TO DO IN A MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY/ CRISIS RESPONSE CENTERS/ MOBILE CRISIS TEAMS

If you are an adult who is having a mental health or substance use emergency, please contact The Mobile Crisis Team at 215-686-6440 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

OR

Walk into one of the Crisis Response Centers 24 hours a day/7 days a week listed below:

Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd, 215-831-4600

Einstein Hospital, 5501 Old York Rd. 215-951-8300

Temple Episcopal Hospital, 100 E Lehigh Ave, 215-707-2577

Pennsylvania Hospital, 245 South 8th Street, 215-829-5433

Mercy Hospital, 501 South 54th Street, 215-748-9525

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS (see page ## for additional emergency phone numbers)

Suicide Hotline………………………………………………………215-686-4420

Suicide Hotline………………………………………………………1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you are thinking about hurting yourself, please call the Suicide Hotline at 215-686-4420 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Someone will be available to take your emergency call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Office of Behavioral Health Emergency Line………215-685-6440

If you are not sure where to go, call The Office of Behavioral Health Emergency/Information Line at (215) 685-6440. Someone is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will be able to help you in an emergency. They will direct you to the nearest service that will meet your needs. If necessary, they will send the Mobile Emergency Team (MET) to your location.