Adult and Older Adult System of Care

Emergency and Crisis Services for Adults

San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital

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

Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)

The Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) provides emergency assessment and referral for individuals with mental illness who come to the attention of law enforcement through phone calls from community members or in-field law enforcement request for emergency assistance. PERT pairs licensed mental health clinicians with uniformed law enforcement officers/deputies. PERT evaluates the situation, assesses the individual's mental health condition and needs, and, if appropriate, transports individual to a hospital or other treatment center, or refers them to a community-based resource or treatment facility. For PERT services, please call 9-1-1 or your local law enforcement agency. Caller may request for a PERT Unit, if a unit is available.Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCRT) 

Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCRT)

The County of San Diego offers Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCRT) as a service option for individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. MCRTs are comprised of licensed mental health clinicians, case managers, and peer support specialists who can respond to behavioral health crisis calls that do not involve known threats of violence or medical emergencies. For further information on the MCRT program and how to access services, visit the MCRT web page .

Walk-In Crisis Clinics

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

North Coastal    North Inland

Central               North Central          

South                 East

Target Population Definition


The material provided on this page is for reference only.  If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you need support or are actively seeking services, please call the ACL at 1 (888) 724-7240 (TDD/TTY Dial 711) and an experienced counselor will provide you with a referral to meet your needs and help determine eligibility.

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