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 10-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 illnesses that provides safety and security while also avoiding practices that can re-traumatize our patients.

Denver Health also hosts the country’s only dedicated fellowship in emergency psychiatry.


Mobile Crisis Services

Mobile Crisis Services is a 24/7 service that provides mental health support to residents of the city and county of Denver and to Mental Health Center of Denver consumers during and after a crisis. Contact Mobile Crisis Servicesat1-844-493-8255.


Mobile Crisis Services include:

  • 24/7 psychiatric emergency services for residents of the city and county of Denver by licensed staff, including telephone screening and in-person mobile emergency assessment
  • Psychiatric consultation for Mental Health Center of Denver consumers
  • Crisis consultation with community agencies and other care providers
  • Information and referral services to individuals and other community programs



  • Psychiatric Crisis
  • Substance-Related Crisis


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