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
- Nancy Famby, Nursing Director, Inpatient Behavioral Health
- Beth Sciortino Skelly, Outpatient Behavioral Health
- Sharon Geidel, Behavioral Health Unit
- Manouchehr Lavian, Psychiatry
- Dan Guirca, Psychiatry
- Richard Wang, Psychiatry
- Ulrick Vieux, Psychiatry
- Allison Sullivan, Psychiatry
- Balveen (Biba) Singh, Psychiatry
- Michelle Knapp, Psychiatry
- Nambi Salgunan, Psychiatry
- Cesar Rojas, Psychiatry
- Rose Lindsay, Psychiatry
- Brigitte Gordon, Psychiatry
- Quazi S Al-Tariq, MD, Psychiatry