Emergency Mental & Behavioral Health Care
Orange Regional Medical Center also has psychiatric emergency services available 24 hours a day, seven days per week through the hospital’s Emergency Room.
Individuals of any age experiencing a psychiatric emergency can come to our Access Center and be seen and treated by our multi-disciplinary professional staff, including: licensed Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatric Social Workers, Medical Emergency Room MDs and RNs.
Our comprehensive behavioral and mental health emergency services include:
- Psychiatric evaluations
- Medical evaluations
- Inpatient admissions
- Discharge planning services
What To Do In a Mental Health Emergency
More often than not, if you or a loved one is experiencing a severe emotional crisis or extreme behavioral or psychotic breakdown, you/they would likely not be willing to go to the emergency room, even if accompanied by a friend or family member.
The situation may involve the threat of suicide or the occurrence of a suicide attempt, or some kind of threat of harm to oneself or another person. As with any medical emergency, a mental health emergency can be life threatening. If the situation is potentially life-thretening, do not hestitate to get immediate emergency assistance you need by calling 9-1-1.
Trained emergency personalle can then access the situation and bring the patient to our Behavioral Access Center for evaluation and stabilized through treatment.
What Happens After Emergency Behavioral Health Care?
Depending on the individual needs of the patient, after evaluation and stabilization in our emergency Behavioral Health Access Center, he/she may admitted into our inpatient Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) located on-campus at Orange Regional Medical Center, or the patient may be referred to our outpatient behavioral and mental health services, including counseling and substance abuse treatment. In some cases, the patient may also be transfered to another facility that better serves their needs.
Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit
Operational 24/7, our experienced, multi-disciplinary team provides inpatient mental & behavioral health evalutaions and treatment for adults (18+ years old.)
Substance Abuse Treatment
Our team guides patients and their families to overcome alcohol and chemical dependency, helping to positively restore quality of life and family relationships.
In any emergency situation, please remember to call 911.
MEET OUR TEAM
- Cesar Rojas,
Psychiatry Department Chairman
Cesar Rojas MD earned his doctorate of Medicine and attended his residency in Neurology at Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos (Peru). He also attended a residency in Psychiatry at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center. At New York and Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus he conducted his Geriatric Fellowship, Psychiatry.
- Ulrick Vieux,
Psychiatry Residency Program Director
Ulrick Vieux DO, MS is the Psychiatry Residency Program Director/ Acting Chief of the Orange Regional Behavioral and Mental Health Counseling Services. Dr. Vieux completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, master's degree at Columbia University-College of Physicians and Surgeons and his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a family medicine residency at New York Medical College (Brooklyn-Queens campus) and psychiatry-child and adolescent psychiatry at St.Luke's and Roosevelt Hospital Center.
- Allison Sullivan,
Alison Sullivan, MD is our Child-Adolescent Director. She earned her doctorate in medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and attended a residency in Psychiatry as well as Pediatrics and her Child-Adolescent Fellowship, Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York).
- Richard Wang,
Psychiatry Inpatient Director
Richard Wang, MD is our Psychiatry Inpatient Director. Dr. Wang is Board-certified in Psychiatry. He earned his medical degress from New York University Medical School and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
- Nancy Famby,
Nursing Director, Inpatient Behavioral Health
- Beth Sciortino Skelly,
Outpatient Behavioral Health
- Sharon Geidel,
Behavioral Health Unit
- Manouchehr Lavian,
- Dan Giurca,
Dan Giurca, MD is our Consultation-Liaison Director. He earned his doctorate in Medicine from Carol Davila University of Medicine & Pharmacy and attended a Residency, Psychiatry at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and Child-Adolescent Fellowship, Psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center - C & A Psychiatry.
Read Dr. Giurca's authored piece entitled, Decreasing suicide risk with math
- Balveen (Biba) Singh,
Psychiatry Emergency Room Attending
Balveen Singh, DO is our Psychiatry Emergency Room Attending and Touro Clerkship Director, Psychiatry. She earned her doctorate of medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (Old Westbury) and attended an internship at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital (New York) and a Residency, Psychiatry at Richmond University Medical Center.
- Nambi Salgunan,
- Rose Lindsay,
- Brigitte Gordon,
- Quazi S Al-Tariq, MD,