Emergency Services

emergency-iconSeton’s Psychiatric Emergency Services Department opened in the late spring of 2014 at University Medical Center Brackenridge to meet the needs of people in crisis, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The emergency department provides urgent help and immediate options with a fully trained staff to diagnose and treat behavioral health emergencies.

Behavioral health patients who need emergency medical care are treated first in emergency rooms at University Medical Center Brackenridge and other hospitals. Then, as determined by their treatment team, the patients will be transferred to the new psychiatric emergency department for evaluation after they are medically stabilized.

Seton’s Psychiatric Emergency Services Department is located in the northeast area of University Medical Center Brackenridge, located at IH 35 and 15th street. No appointment is required.


Psychiatric Emergency Department
601 E. 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701