Mobile Crisis Team (MCT)

The Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) is a 43-member team of Mental Health Professionals and Substance Use Disorder Professionals. The MCT accepts referrals from first responders (police and fire), the King County Crisis Connections Line and Designated Crisis Responders (DCRs) for any individual who is experiencing a behavioral health crisis including mental health and/or substance use crisis.

Once the team receives a referral, they travel to the individual and provide whatever the client may need (resources for shelter, meals, or medical services, connection with a mental health provider, donated clothing, referrals and possibly transportation to the Crisis Solutions Center or another service provider, etc.).


  • Help resolve client crises by finding the least restrictive alternative.
  • Refer individuals to resources in the community related to resolving their crisis.
  • Work closely with Designated Crisis Responders and other first responders to assess individuals for risk of harm to themselves or others.
  • Can mobilize and respond to support individuals who are in crisis anywhere in King County.