Psychiatric Emergency Services
The Diagnostic Evaluation Center (DEC) provides emergency and crisis intervention services to people of all ages 24 hours a day, including:
- Psychiatric emergency and substance abuse evaluations
- Walk-in crisis therapy
- Referral to outpatient providers
- Facilitation of inpatient admissions
Patients visit the DEC with or without a referral from other medical professionals.
Each patient meets a team of psychiatric experts, including a nurse, clinician, and doctor. The team then works with the individual and family to determine the best options for treatment.