A mental health emergency is when a person is experiencing symptoms and behaviors that can reasonably be expected in the near future to lead them to harm themselves or others; and/or because of their inability to meet their basic needs they are at risk of harm; and/or the person’s judgment is so impaired that they are unable to understand the need for treatment and that their condition is expected to result in harm to themselves or others in the near future.
You have the right to receive emergency services at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without prior authorization for payment of care. If you have a mental health emergency, you should seek help right away. At any time during the day or night you can call 1-800-622-3967 and speak to a crisis worker. You can also call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.