Emergency Services

    For life-threatening emergencies, call 911

    For help with a mental health emergency, you can call your local Police Department or Sheriff Station and ask for a

      Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)

      PERTs provide intervention services throughout San Diego County to persons experiencing a mental health emergency. Reponses involve specially trained police or sheriff personnel and mental health clinicians. PERTs are usually available from 6:00 am.-12:00 am., 7 days per week.

Referrals for Hospitalization

    For Children and Youth (ages seventeen and under), call the

      Emergency Screening Unit: 619-421-6900
      TTY for Hearing Impaired 619-591-4321
      730 Medical Center Court
      Chula Vista, CA 91911

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      To reach emergency screening, dial 0, 0. Professionals will help you through a crisis. If hospitalization is indicated, they will help you obtain appropriate services. Assistance is available in Spanish and other languages, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

    For Adults and Older Adults, call the

      Behavioral Health Access and Crisis Line 1-888-724-7240
      TTY for Hearing Impaired 619-641-6992

      Professional counselors will answer your call and help you through a crisis. If hospitalization is indicated, they will help you obtain appropriate services. Assistance is available in Spanish and other languages, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Crisis Intervention and Referral Services

    For Children, Youth, Adults & Older Adults, when hospitalization is not needed, call the

      Behavioral Health Access and Crisis Line 1-888-724-7240
      TTY for Hearing Impaired 619-641-6992

      Professional counselors will answer your call and help you through a crisis. Counselors offer a broad range of services, including crisis and suicide intervention, and referrals to appropriate mental health professionals or programs for face to face services Assistance is available in Spanish and other languages, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

    For Children and Youth, you can also contact the

      Emergency Screening Unit (ESU) 619-421-6900
      TTY for Hearing Impaired 619-641-6992

      Listen to the menu of options, or dial 0, 0 to reach a professional who will help you through a crisis. If hospitalization is indicated, they will help you obtain appropriate services. The ESU also provides services to eligible children and youth, including emergency psychiatric evaluation, screening for inpatient hospitalization, crisis stabilization, medication evaluation and management, and brief outpatient therapy. Assistance is available in Spanish and other languages, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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