The crisis team is responsible for all 5150 evaluations within the county of lake. These can be self-referrals by presenting to one of the two emergency rooms within the county, referrals made by law enforcement encounters or other community partners. The goal of the crisis team is to help resolve the crisis with the least restrictive method of treatment with psychiatric hospitalization being the last resort. The target population is anyone who is in crisis.
There are many populations within Lake County that are hard to serve or under served. These populations include the unhoused of Lake County and the indigenous people that call Lake County home. The team is trained to meet the client at their level, to use active listening skills to help determine what the needs are.
The crisis team works hard 365 days a year, there is never a time that the crisis team is not working. We take pride in helping the community year after year.