The Diagnostic Evaluation Center (DEC) provides emergency and crisis intervention services to people of all ages 24 hours a day, including:
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.
For an emergency, please call 412-624-1000
or toll-free 1-877-624-4100.
For more information or to make a referral to Services for Teens at Risk (STAR-Center), please contact us at 412-246-5619; open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Crisis support services for residents in Allegheny County, call resolve Crisis Services at 1-888-7-YOU CAN