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Mobile Crisis Team

DESC’s Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) provides in-person response 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to adults experiencing an active behavioral health crisis anywhere in King County.  

Teams consist of Mental Health Professionals (MHPs), bachelor degree-level outreach specialists and peers who respond to calls in pairs. They help resolve client crisis by finding the least restrictive alternative, refer individuals to resources that assist with crisis resolution and assess individuals for risk of harm to self and others. 

The Mobile Response Division (MRD) sends MCT when emergency services, Crisis Connections, Designated Crisis Responders (DCRs) or 988 call dispatch. MCT can respond from one of three locations—Central (Seattle), South (Kent) or North (Northgate) King County.  

Community members can call King County Crisis Connections Line (call the 24-Hr Crisis Line at 866-427-4747) if you see someone experiencing a crisis related to mental health or substance use, or if you are concerned for someone’s well-being.