Emergency Screening Unit

The Emergency Screening Unit (ESU) provides emergency psychiatric evaluations, crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, brief outpatient counseling, case management and emergency medication management to children and adolescents under age 18. Over 1,000 youth receive an emergency psychiatric assessment at the Emergency Screening Unit annually. The unit is open 24 hours/7 days a week, and serves the entire County. Patients are brought by parents/guardians, social workers, law enforcement or ambulance from their family residences or from shelters, Juvenile Hall, hospital emergency rooms, schools, foster homes, group homes, or residential facilities.

Services:

Emergency psychiatric evaluations, crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, brief outpatient counseling, case management, emergency medication management

Payment Options:

Medi-Cal or those without medical coverage

Eligibility:

Type of Needs:

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