If in Crisis
Psychiatric Emergencies – Cambridge Hospital
The Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) of the Cambridge Health
Alliance is located in the Emergency Department at the CHA
Cambridge Hospital campus, 1493 Cambridge St., Cambridge.
The PES serves people of all ages from across the Greater Boston region.
Psychiatrists and clinical social workers are on duty 24-hours a day
to help manage all acute mental health emergencies. Call 911 for
immediate medical help or PES . . . 617-665-1560
BEST Team (Boston Emergency Service Team)
This is the primary emergency service team in the Boston area.
(Serves Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville). . . 800-981-4357
For other communities
Call . . . 877-382-1609 and enter your zip code
In-person behavioral health crisis assessment, intervention, and
stabilization services 24 hours a day for individuals of all ages
covered by MassHealth (Medicaid) plans, Medicare, and the
uninsured. Clients can be seen in the community or at their
two centers. They provide assessment, treatment planning, and
hospitalization, if necessary. There is also respite care at their
two centers in Boston and Cambridge.
Or call 911.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE
NAMI Mass Compass: Your Guide to Mental Health Resources
Navigating the mental healthcare system can be complicated—we help individuals and families affected by mental health issues find their way.
The NAMI Mass Compass is operated by peers and family members who have dealt with these issues first hand. Navigators are available to answer a wide range of questions and refer to NAMI support & education programs and other community resources.
(617) 704-NAMI (6264) or toll free, (800) 370-9085 Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm
NAMI Information Line
The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., EST. Business callers, including those seeking particular NAMI staff members, should call 1 (703)524-7600.
CRISIS AND SUICIDE
Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
National Hopeline Network
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (8255)
National Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 442-HOPE (4673)
Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics
Alcohol and Drug Helpline
Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline
National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
National Help Line for Substance Abuse
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National US Child Abuse Hotline