Psychiatric Intake Response Center

Phone: 330-543-7472 or 1-866-443-7472

Psychiatric Intake Response Center

The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), located at Akron Children's Hospital, is a mental health referral service that links families to behavioral health services in Summit County and beyond.

PIRC is staffed by licensed independent social workers and licensed professional clinical counselors who are trained to assess a child’s mental, emotional and behavioral healthcare needs. Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Families seeking answers or services for their child or teen will receive a preliminary screening over the phone to determine the appropriate type and level of care needed. Children and teens considered high risk may be referred for a face-to-face assessment in the Akron Children’s Behavioral Health Emergency Department.


Sponsored by The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, PIRC is a collaborative effort between Akron Children’s Hospital and several community partners to coordinate intake and referral services for pediatric mental health. Partners include:

To contact PIRC, call 330-543-PIRC (7472), or toll-free at 1-866-443-PIRC.

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Akron Children's Hospital
Behavioral Health Emergency Department
177 W. Exchange Street
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-7472
Alt. Phone: 866-443-7472
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