Emergency Policy

NowPsych – Emergency – Urgent Care Policy

Patients experiencing an emergency situation should call 911. NowPsych is not designed to address emergency or urgent conditions.

Patients having thought of harming themselves or others should call [local suicide hotline]

NowPsych may contact local emergency medical providers to come to a patient’s location if, if in the provider’s professional judgment:

a patient is experiencing an emergent or urgent medical issue; or

a patient potentially poses a danger to himself or to others.

NowPsych providers are committed to providing appropriate clinical care. If a NowPsych provider believes more intensive treatment is indicated for a patient, NowPsych may issue referrals for such care which can include, without limitation, admission to inpatient programs.