Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service (P.E.S.S.) at Clara Maass Medical Center

Clara Maass Medical Center is a state-designated emergency screening service that provides crisis intervention, stabilization, mobile outreach, crisis hotline and family crisis through our Emergency Department or by calling our crisis hotline at: 973-844-4357. Our services are available for the following municipalities in Essex County:

  • Belleville
  • Bloomfield
  • Caldwell
  • Cedar Grove
  • East Orange
  • Essex Fells
  • Fairfield
  • Glen Ridge
  • Livingston
  • Maplewood
  • Millburn
  • Montclair
  • North Caldwell
  • Nutley
  • Orange
  • Roseland
  • South Orange
  • Verona
  • West Caldwell
  • West Orange



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