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Psychiatric Assessment Service

Our Psychiatric Assessment Service provides care for patients with immediate behavioral health care needs. We offer immediate help in situations including suicide attempt/thoughts of suicide, depression, anxiety, unusual or unrealistic thinking, physical and/or sexual abuse. and drug or alcohol abuse. We accept calls for assessment any time of day or night. 

We offer adult walk-in crisis care at the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital at the hours below. We also accept patients through the adult and pediatric emergency rooms during all other hours and coordinate referrals from other agencies and programs. Our specialized team works together to ensure you receive comprehensive, personalized care.

Walk-in hours for adults at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital:

  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday:  8 a.m. – 7 p.m.


24/7 Crisis Assessment and Admissions

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Why Choose Psychiatric Assessment Service at Vanderbilt

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    Skilled clinicians

    Our multidisciplinary team ensures the most effective outcomes for our patients. Our team consists of psychiatrists, master’s-level clinicians, registered nurses and mental health specialists.

  • timing, timer, clock, fast, speedy, rapid, Convenient care
    Convenient services

    Our 24-hour triage line, featuring a behavioral health specialist, helps family members determine the best treatment options for their loved one in crisis.

  • family, parents, child, Patient-centered care, healthcare
    Patient-centered care

    Our main goal is to ensure that every patient receives the most appropriate care for their mental health concerns. Because not all situations will require inpatient care, we work with patients and their families to connect them with appropriate resources.

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    Comprehensive assessments

    Every patient seen in the Psychiatric Assessment Service (PAS) receives a full psychiatric evaluation and a medical screening.


1601 23rd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212