Where to Go in an Emergency
Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) service provides a single point of entry for adult patients over 18 years of age in need of urgent psychiatric assessment, evaluation and referral. Services are provided on a walk-in basis and access to psychiatric and addiction resources are available.
Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) is a 24-hour a day service provided for psychiatric emergencies for both voluntary and involuntary patients primarily for the residents of Baltimore City and surrounding counties. PES has over 3,600 visits a year and performs triage, evaluation, and admission services. The treatment team features a multidisciplinary approach, with professionals from psychiatry, social work, psychiatric nursing, chemical dependency and community mental health.
PES clinical staff consists of :
The PES professional staff provides consultation services to the Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments. Collaboration with the Adult Emergency Department occurs when patients have co morbid complex medical or surgical conditions.
Patients' special needs, including language barriers, cognitive disabilities and psychosocial stressors are addressed through interdisciplinary intake, evaluation and assessment. Referrals for disposition and community support services reflect the patient’s unique needs and the team develops a plan of care that is the most appropriate for the patient.
Services are designed to assist patients in urgent or emergent crises. Medication
refills, competency evaluations or evaluations for legal and disability claims
will be referred to outpatient providers.