Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)
information provided by: County of San Diego Mental Health Services
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. Clinicians work out of individual law enforcement divisions and respond in the field with their law enforcement partners. The PERT team 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 referees him/her to a community-based resource or treatment facility.
PERT TEAM: 6:00 am-Midnight 7 days a week
County Funding; Other
Eligibility: No restrictions.
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