Full Definition

Mobile Crisis Services

Mobile Crisis Services (also known as Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team) are mental health services for people in crisis, provided by mental health practitioners who respond to behavioral health crises onsite at the location in the community where the crisis arises and who provide a face-to-face therapeutic response. The goal of mobile crisis services is to help an individual resolve a psychiatric crisis in the most integrated setting possible, and to avoid unnecessary hospitalization, inpatient psychiatric treatment, involuntary commitment, and arrest or incarceration.