There may be times when you experience a mental health crisis, but do not necessarily need an inpatient hospitalization. In such cases, we will have an alternative option called the Intensive Crisis Residence. One of the first to be offered in New York State, our Intensive Crisis Residence is a short-term (generally one to two weeks) alternative to psychiatric hospitalization. You will be taken care of by peer counselors, social workers, nurses, and doctors, but in a home-like environment. While there, you can also receive services from our Partial Hospitalization Program or Intensive Outpatient Program, offered in the same building. This program can also be a safe alternative to going directly home after an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, so that you can have more time to safely adjust to being in the community.
We also have a Mobile Crisis Team that goes out into the community to help people in a behavioral health crisis. New York City’s Mobile Crisis Teams receive referrals from NYC Well from providers and community members if someone is in need of an urgent mental health evaluation in the community. The Mount Sinai-Behavioral Health Center’s Mobile Crisis Team serves the downtown Manhattan area and responds within two hours of the referral.
If you are in need of emergency mental health and/or substance abuse evaluation and treatment, the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Comprehensive Emergency Psychiatry Program (CPEP) will continue to have its Psychiatric Emergency Room services at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel campus, located on First Avenue at East 16th Street.