Child and Adolescent Crisis Services

Crisis Services for Children are available though the University Hospital emergency room, the UBHC outpatient clinic, and the child mobile outreach services.

These services are designed to provide immediate mental health assessments and linkage to appropriate treatment. Children are evaluated and treated in the crisis services for a wide range of acute psychiatric symptoms. These can include depression, uncontrollable behaviors, suicidal statements or gestures, psychotic symptoms, or any behavioral health related problem that is causing an acute disruption in the child’s functioning. UBHC provides crisis mobile outreach services to many of the Newark Public Schools. We provide in-school mental health assessments for children in crisis to about 50 of the Newark Public Schools in the north, central, and west wards of the city of Newark.

For more information or the make a referral to any of UBHC’s crisis services, please call the outpatient crisis clinic at 973-972-6100 (Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or the 24-hour crisis hotline at 973-623-2323. In emergent situations, children can simply be brought, or transported by EMS, directly to the University Hospital emergency room for evaluation

The Clinician Supervisor for Child Crisis Services is Jeffrey Guenzel, LPC 973-972-6100.