Emergency Services & Behavioral Crisis
Emergency assessment and treatment of adults experiencing psychiatric crisis is available on the campus of Banner Behavioral Health Hospital.
The Banner Psychiatric Center opened in 2010 to care for the community’s growing needs and ease behavioral-health-related holds in hospital emergency departments.
Individuals in crisis are admitted to the Psychiatric Center for assessment. The 24-bed observation area is staffed around-the-clock by physicians, nurses, behavioral health technicians, counselors and at least one psychiatrist.
Patients can remain in the Psychiatric Center for up to 24 hours during which time they will be assessed by a psychiatrist, receive safe, confidential and compassionate treatment and have a comprehensive discharge plan developed.
The goal is to provide an environment of care for those individuals who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis but do not have medical issues.
Watch the video to learn more about emergency services at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital.
Emergency physicians from other Banner Hospital Emergency departments can request a consult from a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner at the Banner Psychiatric Center via a secured video link.
The Telepsych program allows patients in psychiatric crisis to receive a timely psychiatric evaluation and a treatment plan. This speeds treatment and eliminates transfer and secondary facility fees.