Emergency Resources

If you need Immediate assistance please call 911 or your local authorities

Contact Information:

Philadelphia Suicide/Crisis Intervention Hotline

215-686-4420.......... 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Philadelphia Crisis Response Line

215-685-6440..........To access emergency services or mobile emergency team

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-8255.......... 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Emergency Crisis Centers (Adult)

215-831-2600..........Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Boulevard

215-748-9525..........Mercy Hospital, 501 South 54th Street (54th & Cedar Avenue)

215-829-5433..........Hall Mercer, 8th & Locust street

215-707-2577..........Temple: Episcopal Hospital Campus, 100 East Lehigh Avenue

NOTICE: Emergency Crisis Information (Children): DBH Notice of Interim Children's Crisis ResponseNew Children's Crisis Response Center & Children's Crisis Resources

Children's Moble Crisis Teams

CBH is pleased to announce the launch of the Children's Mobile Crisis Teams (CMCT) on November 13, 2017. CMCTs deliver short-term, voluntary, mobile/on-site, face-to-face therapeutic responses to children and youth in behavioral health crisis and their family. Crisis intervention can be provided for up to 72 hours after a dispatched call and may include:

  • De-escalation of crisis
  • Crisis stabilization/safety planning
  • Clinical interventions to address behavior and safety concerns
  • Parent/caregiver partnering and support
  • Assistance identifying unmet service needs
  • Administration of psychometric assessment measures
  • Engagement and collaboration with established services


The agencies providing the CMCT services are:

  • People Acting to Help, Inc. (Path) in Region 1: 19116, 19154, 19115, 19114, 19111, 19152, 19136, 19149, 19135
  • Elwyn in Region 2: 19118, 19119, 19120, 19121, 19122, 19124, 19125, 19126, 19127, 19128, 19129, 19132, 19133, 19134, 19137, 19138, 19140, 19141, 19144, 19150
  • Bethanna in Region 3: 19102, 19103, 19107, 19106, 19109, 19123, 19131, 19104, 19151, 19130, 19139, 19143, 19142, 19146, 19145, 19147, 19148, 19153, 19112


Any child/youth residing in Philadelphia regardless of insurance can access the service (with adult assistance as applicable) by calling the Philadelphia Crisis Response (PCR), formerly known as the Acute Services Unit via the 24/7 Crisis Line, at 215-685-6440 for the dispatch of a Children's Mobile Crisis Team (CMCT).