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Salem Health Psychiatric Medicine Center

If this is a psychiatric (mental health) emergency, please contact the Marion County Psychiatric Crisis Center at 503-585-4949 or bring your loved one to Salem Health's emergency room in Salem.


The Psychiatric Medicine Center accepts adult patients who have been referred by the Emergency Department. 

Under the direction of a psychiatrist, our multidisciplinary team provides short-term psychiatric crisis stabilization in a safe and supportive environment.

Building E psych

Frequently asked questions

Can I visit?
Due to COVID-19, many rules have changed. To see the latest visitor policies for all of Salem Health, click here.

Can I check on my family member without visiting?
Family can call the PMC at 503-814-7445 anytime during the day. To reduce communication errors, it can be very helpful to designate a family spokesperson who will call each time.

Can I call my loved one at the PMC? Can they call me?
Yes, there are four toll-free phones on the unit that patients can use.

When will we know how long the stay will be?
The PMC is a short-term facility. The average stay for patients is six to eight days. The length of stay depends on many factors, including the patient’s legal status, symptoms, response to medication, home situation and community resources. 

Information for friends and families

Learn more about our program, what's expected of family members and visitors, and how you can help a loved one in crisis in our Family Information Guide.

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