Psychiatric Emergency Department

The psychiatric emergency department at Providence Alaska Medical Center is designed to provide accessible, professional, cost-effective services to individuals in psychiatric and/or substance abuse crisis including assessment, crisis intervention, medical care, and referrals.

Crisis Intervention
Each patient in the Psychiatric Emergency Department is provided with a comprehensive risk assessment by a licensed mental health professional that includes brief therapeutic interventions. The course of treatment for each patient is individualized and although most patients are discharged to their homes, referrals can be made to higher levels of care if necessary.

Department Basics
The Psychiatric Emergency Department is within the main Emergency Department at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Each patient is seen by an Emergency Department physician and psychiatric care is provided by psychiatric advanced nurse practitioners, licensed assessment specialists, registered nurses, psychiatric care technicians, and psychiatrists. The goal is to deliver care in a multidisciplinary team approach.

Providence Alaska Medical Center Emergency Department
Emergency services at Providence Alaska Medical Center provides fast, effective, professional emergency care 24 hours a day. Emergency care physicians, nurses and other specially trained team members respond to any minor or major emergency, from a compound fracture to heart failure.

Forensic Nursing Services of Providence (FNSP)
Forensic Nursing Services of Providence provides medical-forensic exams to patients who have experienced a form of interpersonal violence; primarily but not limited to sexual assault.

For more information
To learn more about Providence Behavioral Health Services, please call (907) 563-2211. To find general information and specific health topics, visit our online health library