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Emergency Psychiatric Services

The Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program is a twenty-four hour/seven day a week operation that provides emergency psychiatric services, mobile crisis services and extended observation beds for individuals 18 years of age and older.

Services can be accessed by telephone or in person.

Location Phone/Fax Hours Manager
DC General Hospital Compound
Building 14
1905 E Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Office: (202) 673-9319
Fax: (202) 698-3171
24 hours a day
7 days a week
Jimmy Ibikunle, MD, MS
Director of Crisis and Emergency Services

Mobile Crisis Services

Mobile crisis services is available from 9 am to 1 am every day and can be activated by calling (202) 673-9300.

Mobile crisis services teams respond to adults throughout the District who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis whether in the homes or on the street and who are unable or unwilling to travel to receive mental health services. Clinicians also are available to provide counseling support after traumatic events whether personal or community wide.

The teams provide crisis stabilization including dispensing medication and perform assessment for voluntary and involuntary hospitalizations and linkages to other services, such as crisis beds and substance abuse detoxification and treatment. The teams work with family members and the community based mental health provider, if appropriate, to help with follow up.

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