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 childs 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 UBHCs
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.