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Upper River Valley Emergency Mental Health

Emergency Mental Health offers consultative/assessment services to individuals who are suffering from a moderate-acute episode of mental illness and who seek emergency care through the hospital's Emergency Department.

The emergency room physician assesses the problem and when appropriate, requests a consultation/assessment by the Emergency Room Psychiatric Nurse.

The Emergency Room Psychiatric Nurse provides assessment and treatment services which may include but are not limited to:

  • Assessment of the presenting crisis
  • Consultation by the on-call psychiatrist
  • Liaison with referral sources in the community
  • Referral to community based services when appropriate



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