​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What is the Mobile Crisis Team (MCT)?

A community-based emergency response to anyone (adults, adolescents, and children of any age) in an emotional distressing crisis.


What is the goal of the Mobile Crisis Team?

To provide a first responder-based community response for those in mental health crisis to reduce hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and out of home placements.


Who are the staff members of the Mobile Crisis Team?

The Team consists of:

  1. Master's Level Clinician: responsible for mental health risk assessments, brief interventions, and providing mental health resources
  2. Medical Provider (an AFD Firefighter/Paramedic): responsible for completing a medical assessment, education, and support around chronic medical conditions

In what situations do the Mobile Crisis Team respond?

The AFD Mobile Crisis Team will respond to adults, adolescents and children of any age who are:

  • Experiencing a current behavioral health crisis
  • Needs immediate assistance, a risk assessment, stabilization, or treatment due to risk of harm to self or others
  • Needs emotional support or mental health resources​
  • The individual/family/caregiver is unable to cope with the immediate crisis and they have no other support in the community​

Are there situations in which the Mobile Crisis Team would not respond?

Yes. Individuals who are:

  • actively attempting suicide or assaulting others or having an acute medical emergency
  • violent or have a weapon
  • active Emergency Detention Title 47 hold or Ex Parte and needs to be transported
  • receiving inpatient care or is in a detention center

How do I contact the Mobile Crisis Team?

Call 9-1-1 or 3-1-1

Is the Mobile Crisis Team available 24/7 (24-hours a day, 7-days a week)?

No. Current hours are 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM, 7-days a week. However, we are working to provide 24/7 coverage as resources allow.

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