Psychiatric Emergency Services at Denver Health
Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) is a 24/7 service that provides emergent and individualized evaluation, crisis stabilization and treatment for patients presenting with psychiatric and/or substance-related emergencies.
PES is a 17-room licensed, secure unit which focuses on high-quality patient care for patients who may or may not require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. All admissions to the inpatient psychiatric unit are coordinated by PES staff to ensure continuity of care.
PES works closely with the
Emergency Department, Inpatient Psychiatric Units, and Outpatient Mental Health Services to best meet patient needs. PES encourages the referral of patients who are in psychiatric or substance-related crisis. All patients who are referred for services will be screened to determine the level of care needed.
At Denver Health, patients will receive compassionate and humane mental health treatment. Denver Health is committed to providing a trauma informed response to people with mental illness that provides safety and security while also avoiding practices that can re-traumatize our patients.
Our Psychiatric Emergency Team