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Pager: 503-315-1508

Please check my voice mail to be sure someone else is not covering for me, and leave at least a brief message with your number.  Call the pager (the number above is on my voicemail message as well).  Be sure to enter a return phone number at the beep.  If you're not sure, try it again, that's not a problem.  

Remember, Co-Psych does not currently have guaranteed 24 hrs/7-days-a-week pager coverage (here's why).  If you need a reply in less than one hour, or if your situation is dangerous in any way, you should call 911 now

If you can wait one hour and it is clearly safe to do so, you may wait to see if the pager brings a return call.  If I've just started a session with a patient, it could be that long before I'm able to call back (obviously, on average it would be less than that).   If I'm out of town, the voicemail message will indicate so.  Sometimes I may not be in "cell range" for hours; remember, I will return calls as rarely as once every 24 hours at times.   If you need help right away, go to the Emergency Room or call 911.