Hotlines and Emergency Resources

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If you or your loved one is having a psychiatric emergency, you have several options:

  • You can call 911
  • You can call one of the Psychiatric Emergency Teams or Crisis Hotlines listed below
  • Or, you can walk into any hospital emergency room and ask to be evaluated by a clinician

Below, are several resources which may be useful:

Crisis/Hotline Numbers:

Befrienders Worldwide: www.befrienders.org

Covenant House Nineline Hotline: 800-999-9999

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline: 800-448-3000

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK/(800)273-8255

National Drug and Alcohol Abuse Hotline: (800) 662-HELP

National Runaway Switchboard: 800-RUNAWAY

Orange County Crisis Hotline: (714) 639-4673

Orange County Mental Health Hotline: (714) 834-6900

Self-abuse Finally Ends (SAFE): 800-DONTCUT (366-8288)

If you are in crisis,
call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

There are also local area hospitals that can provide urgent psychiatric evaluations in the Emergency Room and have inpatient psychiatric facilities:

  • UCI Medical Neuropsychiatric Center: 101 The City Drive, Orange (714) 456-5801
  • South Coast Medical Center: 31872 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach (949) 499-7501
  • Joseph's Hospital: 1100 West Stewart Drive, Orange (714) 771-8134
  • Newport Bay Hospital: 1501 East 16th Street, Newport Beach, (949) 650-9750
  • College Hospital: 301 Victoria St, Costa Mesa (949) 642-2734
  • West Anaheim Medical Center: 3033 West Orange Ave. Anaheim, (714) 229-5750
  • Western Med Center Anaheim: 1025 South Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, (714) 533-6220
  • Western Med Center Santa Ana: 1001 North Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 835-3555
  • Evaluation and Treatment Services: 1030 West Warner Ave, Santa Ana (714) 834-6913

County and Other Low Cost Mental Health Resources

Please see http://www.ochealthinfo.com/behavioral/amhs/ for additional information on County Resources.

Additionally, the Orange County Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill has access to low and no-cost resources for patients and families: http://www.namioc.org/ (click on Services, and scroll down for info for Patients and/or Families).