For a behavioral health emergency for a child, call the Philadelphia Crisis Response Line at 215-685-6440 or go to The Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center 3300 Henry Avenue, Falls Two Building, 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19129. Phone: (215) 878-2600
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
CBH is the city-operated health maintenance organization for persons needing mental health care. Substance abuse treatment (through the Coordinating Office for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs-CODAAP) is the same number. Most Medical Assistance patients must call this number first for information and referrals- 215-413-3100, or 1-888-545-2600-crisis hotline 215-686-4420
See list below for evaluations on a walk in , same day basis for behavioral concerns that are not a serious crisis.
Tree of Life– 7040 Castor Ave. 215-533-5433 Intakes M-W-F 10-6
Greater Phila. Action 4500-10 Frankford Ave (2nd floor). 215-831-9882. Intakes M-F 9-5, Sat 9-4
COHMAR– 2055 Allegheny Ave.267-861-4382. Intakes M, W 9-11, T, Th 1-3
Merakey– 265 East Lehigh. 215-427-1500. Intakes Mon all day. Tues-Fri only AM
NOTE: ALL pts. must present with social security, insurance card, birth cert + fill out paper work.
Click here for listings based on age
For physicians and nurse practitioners to get immediate consultative advice for children with behavioral health concerns, covered by Medical Assistance, up to age 21. In Philly call 267-426-1776 (CHOP).
TiPS team members respond to a request for consultation within 30 minutes, and often immediately.
Provides high quality mental health services to Philadelphia’s neediest children and their families. Programs include: outpatient mental health services; post-traumatic assistance for children who have experienced a severe emotional trauma; family support; and WRAP around services- 1080 North Delaware Avenue, Suite 600- 215-496-0707, ask for intake.
An organization that assists caregivers/parents of children with emotional and behavioral disorders. PIN provides information, helps parents find services and will advocate on their behalf with any of the public systems that serve children (mental health, education). – 1211 Chestnut St-267-507-3860 mentalhealthpartnerships.org/program-objects/2017/4/13/parents-involved-network?rq=pin
This Web site is a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health and mental retardation services. It provides information about behavioral health and mental retardation services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features. The Network of Care and Supports helps you find what you need – it helps ensure that there is “No Wrong Door” for those who need mental health services. Sponsored by the Phila. Dept. of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation.
The Joseph J. Peters Institute treats children and adolescents (ages 3-19) who have been sexually abused or are presenting developmentally inappropriate sexual behaviors. – 100 South Broad Street, 17 th Fl.- 215-701-1560
Call 800-688-1911 for intake. www.magellanofpa.com
Friends Hospital – Adolescent Unit
Provides comprehensive inpatient treatment for adolescents ages 13-17 years old who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Individual, group, and family therapies ensure each adolescent receives individualized care to set them on the path of recovery. Units feature all private bedrooms with access to outside courtyard. 4641 Roosevelt Blvd- 215-831-4600 or 800-889-0548
CCTC’s Therapeutic Nursery is a preschool program designed for children ages 2 1/2 through 5 with significant behavioral challenges. 1080 North Delaware Avenue. Suite 600. Call 215-496-0707 for info.
For children ages 3-5 with behavioral disorders and emotional and social difficulties. 245 South 8th Street. Call 215-829-3461 or 215-829-7271. http://www.med.upenn.edu/hallmercer/clinical_family.shtml
Intensive Prevention Services is an early intervention program for children and adolescents ages 10-17 years old who demonstrate high risk behaviors or at risk behaviors. This site based program provides after school programming, community service opportunities, mentoring, recreational activities, work preparation programs,social and emotional skills building, and family therapy.Address: 2700 N. 17th Street, Suite 200 Lehigh Pavilion Philadelphia, PA 19132
Phone number: 215-940-0550. http://paan1989.org/intensive-prevention-services-ips-2/
The Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery (CYFTRR) offers the most effective treatments for children, adolescents and their families who are suffering from symptoms of traumatic stress and other difficulties after exposure to violence, crime and abuse. 3535 Market Street or Hall Mercer at 245 South 8th Street. Call 215-829-5467.
Dozens of activities from birth to 7 years old to help young children cope with traumatic stressors in their lives. Check it out! sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/
Through the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, offers bereavement counseling and/or referrals to appropriate resources for parents who have experienced a late fetal loss or the death of an infant or child. Call 215-685-7411 for help. http://www.phila.gov/health/medicalexaminer/BereavementSupport.html
A the AVP Counseling Center, counseling is provided, free of charge, to adult and child co-victims of homicide and victims who have been traumatized by other forms of violence. AVP’s licensed counselors have specialized training and experience in assisting co-victims homicide and victims of crime. 2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 300 Call 215-567-6776 for info.
Peter’s Place aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for grieving children and families and acts as a community resource to foster understanding of the effects of death and grief. 150 N. Rador, Suite F130-Chester Road- Radnor PA- Call (610) 687-5150.
A mental health delegate may dispatch a Mobile Emergency Team or direct the individual to the nearest CrisisResponseCenter. – 215-685-6440, or if Suicide ideation, attempt- 215-686-4420.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery. Go to twloha.com for help.
The Warmline is operated by trained Certified Peer Specialists for Philadelphia Residents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, stress, loneliness, relationship difficulties, and other life challenges. Call 855–507-WARM (9276) for help. Hours M-F 4pm-7pm
SPARC = Stop’s Priority Adolescent Recovery Center
2532-38 N Broad Street
215-227-7867, ext 207
14 to 18 years olds
Services: Drug and alcohol, Mental Health, and more
Click here www.addicted.org/drug-rehab-pennsylvania.html or call
Promoting lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families. call 610-358-5256
Contact below for information about Autism resources in Philadelphia.
Advocacy group dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Website includes many resources for families.
English number → (888) 288-4762 En Español(888) 772-9050
The CAR at CHOP/UPenn is looking for the causes of autism spectrum disorders and is developing new treatments for children and adults with autism. We study infants who have a brother or sister already diagnosed with autism. We also have research studies for toddlers, school-aged children, and adults. Families who take part in our research studies receive evaluation reports and are paid for their time and travel costs. Call 1-866-570-6524.