Helen Ross McNabb Center

Embedded Psychiatry Demonstration Project: Consultation Psychiatry within an Emergency Department Model

The Helen Ross McNabb Center is proposing a pilot program to provide psychiatric consultation within as emergency department. The Center will employ a psychiatric medical provider (MD or APN) and master’s level clinician and embed the positions at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Medical Center emergency departments to conduct psychiatric assessments, consultation services, and safety and discharge planning. The proposed project will provide quality care for individuals presenting to the emergency department in a psychiatric crisis with a goal of reducing patient boarding time and diverting from inpatient hospitalization.