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We accept a referral from a healthcare provider prior to patients scheduling their appointment, but a referral is not required.

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For a Mental Health Emergency

  1. If your child has a mental health emergency, first, call your child's outpatient or community mental health provider.
  2. Call 988, The National Suicide and Prevention Hotline
  3. If you are still in need of help, call Cincinnati Children's Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at 513-636-4124. We will let you know what you need to do for your child.
  4. If you are not able to call your child's doctor, or the PIRC, take your child directly to an Emergency Department for a mental health evaluation or call 911.

For Routine Mental Health Questions

For routine questions or non-emergent needs about your child's mental health problems, call Cincinnati Children's Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at 513-636-4124 and we can help you get the care your child needs.