Seton’s Psychiatric Emergency Services Department opened in late spring of 2014 at University Medical Center Brackenridge.
Patients over the age of 18 are eligible for treatment at the new Psychiatric ED. Younger patients will continue to be diagnosed and treated at Dell Children’s Medical Center and at other local hospitals.
Behavioral health patients who also need emergency medical care will be treated first in the emergency rooms at UMC Brackenridge and other hospitals. When clinically indicated they will be transferred to the new psychiatric emergency department for evaluation after they are medically stabilized.
The Seton Psychiatric Emergency Department is expected to handle 2,500 patient visits through the end of September 2014. The numbers are expected to increase to 5,500 and 10,500 over the next two years.
Psychiatric Emergency Department
601 E. 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701