Crisis Evaluation Services

CAT Program BrochureCentralized Assessment Team (CAT)

View the CAT Program Brochure

Who We Are

The Centralized Assessment Team (CAT) is a program of Orange County Health Care Agency – Behavioral Health Services and is funded through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

The Team consists of:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Behavioral Health Specialists
  • Bilingual/Bi-cultural Staff (Spanish, Vietnamese languages available)

Our Mission

The Centralized Assessment Team (CAT) program mission is:

  • To provide emergency psychiatric evaluation services to the community
  • To ensure timely follow-up and referral services on all evaluations
  • To improve access to services through linkage and/or referral to community services

Who We Serve

  • Any adult who has a psychiatric emergency
  • Any adult who is at psychiatric risk
  • Any adult needing psychiatric hospitalization

Where We Serve

  • The CAT responds to psychiatric emergency call throughout Orange County
  • We serve all Orange County cities and unincorporated areas
  • The Team can respond to private residences, police stations, health clinics, private doctors’, therapists’ offices, in the field
  • We are unable to respond to inpatient floors of hospitals and skilled nursing facilities
  • This mental health response team will be available to both law enforcement and hospital emergency rooms for intervention with the seriously mentally ill

What We Do

  • Provide crisis intervention for hospital diversions
  • Provide evaluation for involuntary hospitalization (5150)
  • Assist police, fire, and social service agencies in response to psychiatric emergencies
  • Assist hospital emergency departments (ED) with assessment and consultation for patients in ED in need of, or waiting for, inpatient services
  • Provide information and referral for family members to community support services

Contact Us

2035 East Ball Road #200
Anaheim, CA 92805
Toll Free: 866 830 6011 
Call: 714 517 6353

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week