PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Health care facilities around Philadelphia are ready for the pope's visit.
Many will have extra staff and longer hours - and that includes one specializing in mental health.
The Hall-Mercer Behavioral Health Unit of Pennsylvania Hospital will have special hours.
"From Friday 7 a-m to Monday 7 a-m, we're going to offer a walk-in psychiatric evaluation for people who may or may not be seen in the medical tents," says Patty Inacker, the director of operations for Hall-Mercer.
And the walk-in clinic will be ready for both residents and visitors to the city.
Inacker says Pope Francis seems to generate a lot of strong emotions among followers.
"We expect to see the gamut of people who are particularly anxious, or people who are overwhelmed. I think the majority of people will feel overwhelmed by the number of people who are in their "space," " says Inacker.
In addition to the walk-in clinic, Hall-Mercer's Crisis Response Center will also be open.
And its outreach teams will continue to work on the streets, to make sure the city's homeless population is doing well.
Hospital providing walk-in mental health care, homeless outreach during Pope's visit
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