The Access Center at Bradley Hospital fields hundreds of calls per week from physicians, parents, schools and community providers. The staff of clinicians is specially trained to perform emergency evaluations for children and adolescents in need of inpatient and partial hospitalization, and will direct each child to the most appropriate and effective services for their needs.
The Access Center is not open on weekends. Patients in need of emergency psychiatric evaluation during those hours should be referred to their local hospital emergency room.
The Bradley Hospital Crisis Service program is for children and adolescents who have no current mental health provider and have an urgent need to be seen for a psychiatric evaluation and crisis stabilization. These children may not need to be admitted to the hospital, but are unable to wait more than 48 hours for an evaluation and may require more treatment than can be offered in an outpatient setting. Clinicians provide evaluation of children and their families within 48 hours of contacting the hospital. Children and adolescents are seen by a multidisciplinary team that includes a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a senior clinical psychologist, and trainees. This service helps to stabilize children and families in crises.
Access and Crisis Intervention: 1-855-KID-LINK