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Behavioral Health Evaluations/Counseling

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Community Behavioral Health

CBH is the city-operated health maintenance organization for persons needing mental health care. 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

PA Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Services Program (TiPS)

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.

Walk in behavioral evaluations

See list below for evaluations on a walk in , same day basis for behavioral concerns that are not a serious crisis.
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
Hispanic Community Council (215) 291-8151 1952 E. Allegheny Avenue or (215) 425-6900 3221-25 Kensington Avenue
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.



Children’s Crisis Treatment Center

Provides high quality mental health services to Philadelphia’s 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.

Online Mental Health Screening

Through Dept. of Behavioral Health- Free online screening and resources.
Go to to check it out.


Joseph J. Peters Institute Child/Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program

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

Network of Care and Supports

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.

BHSI (Behavioral Health System Initiative)

City funded agency for individuals without health insurance with substance abuse. 801 Market Street, 215-546-1200.

Best Behavioral Health

BBH is a community-based program offering outpatient psychiatric and community services to ethnically and/or culturally diverse families, including Latino/Hispanic and Asian families. 5043 Frankford Avenue (215) 744-4343 or

Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA

Organization that develops, promotes, and supports education and advocacy programs and serves children with mental health needs- 1211 Chestnut St.- 800-688-4226 or 215-751-1800.

Friends Hospital

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

Sesame Street- Helping kids with Traumatic Experiences

Dozens of activities from birth to 7 years old to help young children cope with traumatic stressors in their lives. Check it out!

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