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Psychiatric Intake Response Center

The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), located at Akron Children's Hospital, is a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week triage and referral service that links families to behavioral health services in Summit County and beyond. It's 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.

How PIRC Works

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  Emergency Services Behavioral Health unit.

To contact PIRC, call 330-543-7472.

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