Adult/Older Adult System of Care
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:
3853 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92110
SDCPH Walk-In Crisis Clinic has moved to the Regional Adult/Older Adult Outpatient Clinics listed in the Zip Code Directory links below:
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.