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


The Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) consists of a psychiatric emergency room, six state-of-the-art extended observation beds, a recreation and activity area, waiting and interview rooms, and two spacious medical staff stations throughout 8,000 square feet.

The (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 psychiatrist, nurse and social worker, referral and linkage to the appropriate community clinics in 5 days after the CPEP visit. The services also include extended observation unit (up to 72 hours), alcohol and substance abuse counseling, mobile outreach team, and a 24 hours crisis hotline.

The CPEP is a 911 receiving facility for a psychiatric crises open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It consists of three components that include evaluation, extended observation (up to 72 hours) and mobile outreach (see description below). During a psychiatric emergency evaluation, crisis intervention is provided in the psychiatric emergency room at 355 Bard Avenue. All patients are evaluated by a psychiatrist, nurse and social worker and are provided with the appropriate community linkages.

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