Adult/Older Adult System of Care

HHSA Family

Adult Emergency and Crisis Services

If you are experiencing a Behavioral Health emergency, please call 9-1-1.

If you need information about how to handle a mental health crisis, you can talk to a trained counselor who can help with your specific situation. Call the Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240. The toll-free call is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. ( TDD for the hearing impaired: 619-641-6992.)

Operators at this line will talk to you about what services are available in your area, for all ages, including mental health services for those with Medi-Cal or no insurance, services for alcohol or drug abuse, suicide prevention, medication needs, and more. 

Spanish-speaking counselors are available most hours, as well as language interpreters for 140 languages. 

Walk-in emergency mental health services are available for adults and older adults who are experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis at the Emergency Psychiatric Unit located at:

San Diego Psychiatric Hospital
3853 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Telephone: 619-692-8200

SDCPH Walk-In Crisis Clinic has moved to the Regional Adult/Older Adult Outpatient Clinics listed in the Zip Code Directory links below:

Zip Code Directory - Central           Zip Code Directory - N. Central

Zip Code Directory - East               Zip Code Directory - South

Zip Code Directory - N. Inland        Zip Code Directory - N. Coastal

 Target Population Definition


Please direct questions to the Program Coordinators listed on the linked letter below.



For administrative information, or to provide feedback about this page, send us an email or phone 619-692-8200.