Sexual Assault and Psychiatric Emergencies

GERMS should be contacted if a person has been sexually assaulted or is experiencing a psychiatric emergency. GERMS EMTs are trained to recognize and care for patients suffering from these conditions. GERMS is a safe and confidential link for these patients to health care providers who specialize in caring for these patients.   Psychiatric emergencies include panic attacks, suicidal thoughts or actions, thoughts of harming other people, or altered mental status.  Use of alcohol or drugs could cause a psychiatric emergency.  These are serious medical conditions that should be assessed by trained medical professionals. 

For emergency medical care, please contact GERMS at 202-687-4357