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In the News: The Newly Launched Mobile Crisis Outreach Team

Published January 24, 2019
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  • Mobile Crisis Outreach Team

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(Pictured above: Pete and Patty, a clinician and case manager who make up the new Mobile Crisis Outreach Team.) 

Using funds from our Whole Person Care Grant, HHSA contracted with Hill Country Health and Wellness to manage the newly launched Mobile Crisis Outreach Team.

The mobile crisis team, which is staffed be a mental health clinician and a case manager, is available to respond to calls from people suffering from mental health crises. They'll be responding in a customized RV, and the goal is to reduce unnecessary visits to hospital emergency rooms and reduce the burden on 911 and law enforcement. 

The service was recently featured in stories by the Redding Record Searchlight and KRCR-TV. 

Paige Greene, HHSA's deputy branch director of Adult Services, told the Record Searchlight:

“We’ve been told by law enforcement that a lot of the calls that they get are mental health-related. This is an opportunity to call the mobile crisis unit and have them come out and see if there’s an urgent condition and see what they can do to manage that,” Greene said.

The phone number for the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team and Hill Country’s walk-in urgent mental health care clinic is 530-238-7134

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