Our Crisis Assessment and Psychiatric Emergency and Response teams provide around-the-clock mobile field services to individuals in behavioral health crises.


The Crisis Assessment Team (CAT) provides 24-hour mobile response services to any adult experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Staff members receive calls to provide crisis intervention individuals living with mental health issues from law enforcement officers in the field, social services agencies, and concerned family members. CAT conducts risk assessments, initiates involuntary hospitalizations when necessary, provides resources and linkage, and conducts follow-up contacts for individuals assessed.

Staff members on our Psychiatric Emergency and Response Team (PERT) are mental health clinicians who ride along with assigned law enforcement officers to address mental health related calls in the assigned city. PERT conducts risk assessments, initiates involuntary hospitalizations when necessary, and provides resources and education. The program also provides outreach and follow-up services to ensure linkage to ongoing services.

Operated By:

County of Orange, Health Care Agency

  • Address: N/A – mobile service
  • Phone: (866) 830-6011
  • Web Address: http://ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/aoabh/catpert
  • Language(s): English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Cambodian, Arabic and Tagalog
  • Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Crisis Assessment Team Brochures