Emergency Mental Health Services

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How to Get Help

Call 703-228-5160 or go to Emergency Services at 2120 Washington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204.

24-Hour Emergency Line


Anyone living, working or visiting Arlington experiencing a mental health emergency is eligible for services.


Our emergency services unit provides immediate assistance to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. The goals are to:

  • Prevent the crisis from worsening
  • Relieve immediate distress
  • Prevent individuals from harming themselves and/or others

Services include assessment, crisis intervention and stabilization, short-term counseling, psychiatric services and critical stress management for individuals and families.

Pre-admission screening is provided for individuals who may require voluntary or involuntary hospitalization and/or who may require either office-based crisis stabilization or residential crisis stabilization.

Additional Resources for People Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis