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Comprehensive Psychiatric 
Emergency Program (CPEP) in Staten Island, NY


The only program of its kind on Staten Island, the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Program (CPEP) is a multifaceted treatment program offering a full range of psychiatric emergency services including:

  • Crisis intervention in an emergency room setting
  • Comprehensive evaluation by a psychiatrist, nurse, and social worker
  • Referral and linkage to the appropriate community clinics within 5 days after the CPEP visit
  • An extended observation unit (up to 72 hours), if needed
  • Alcohol and substance use counseling
  • Mobile outreach team
  • 24-hour crisis hotline

CPEP is located at 355 Bard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310 (inside the main hospital).

Mobile Crisis Outreach Service


The Mobile Crisis team is a component of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) which responds to non-emergent crisis in the community to Staten Island residents. The mobile team is a multidisciplinary team that can also offer interim counseling to patients recently discharged from CPEP, the inpatient unit or as deemed necessary. Referrals will be seen within 24-48 hours. Family members, as well as professionals may call the mobile crisis outreach service to make a referral. 

Services Include:

  • Evaluation and referral services
  • Inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse programs for children, adolescents and adults
  • Specialized programs for people dually diagnosed with developmental disability or substance abuse disorder and mental illness