Emergency Services

If you or your loved one is having a psychiatric emergency, you have several options:

  • You can call 911
  • You can call one of the Psychiatric Emergency Teams or Crisis Hotlines listed below
  • Or, you can walk into any hospital emergency room and ask to be evaluated by a clinician

Crisis/Hotline Numbers:

Befrienders Worldwide:
Covenant House Nineline Hotline: 800-999-9999
Girls and Boys Town National Hotline: 800-448-3000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK/(800)273-8255
National Drug and Alcohol Abuse Hotline: (800) 662-HELP
National Runaway Switchboard: 800-RUNAWAY
Orange County Crisis Hotline: (714) 639-4673
Orange County Mental Health Hotline: (714) 834-6900
Self-abuse Finally Ends (SAFE): 800-DONTCUT (366-8288)

If you are in crisis,
call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

There are also local area hospitals that can provide urgent psychiatric evaluations in the Emergency Room and have inpatient psychiatric facilities:

UCI Medical Neuropsychiatric Center: 101 The City Drive, Orange (714) 456-5801
South Coast Medical Center: 31872 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach (949) 499-7501
Joseph’s Hospital: 1100 West Stewart Drive, Orange (714) 771-8134
Newport Bay Hospital: 1501 East 16th Street, Newport Beach, (949) 650-9750
College Hospital: 301 Victoria St, Costa Mesa (949) 642-2734
West Anaheim Medical Center: 3033 West Orange Ave. Anaheim, (714) 229-5750
Western Med Center Anaheim: 1025 South Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, (714) 533-6220
Western Med Center Santa Ana: 1001 North Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 835-3555
Evaluation and Treatment Services: 1030 West Warner Ave, Santa Ana (714) 834-6913

County and Other Low Cost Mental Health Resources

Please see for additional information on County Resources.

Additionally, the Orange County Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill has access to low and no-cost resources for patients and families: (click on Services, and scroll down for info for Patients and/or Families).