The Mobile Crisis Team consists of licensed professionals (social workers and nurses) specially trained to respond to a wide range of serious and potentially disabling mental health problems.
The team is mobile and designed to respond quickly to individuals and/or families in need of crisis intervention at home or anywhere in the community. The team members travel to the home or location in Nassau County to provide on-site, professional and supportive crisis intervention for any child or adult experiencing an emotional disturbance, interpersonal crisis or psychiatric emergency.
The Nassau County Mobile Crisis Team is a service provided through the joint efforts of the New York State Office of
Mental Health, Nassau County Division of Mental Health, South Shore Child Guidance Center, the Nassau County
Police Department and the Emergency Program at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC)
WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF THE MOBILE CRISIS TEAM?
The primary function of the team is to offer an alternative to police intervention or to assist police with the goal of minimizing a potential crisis in the community. Team members assess the problem, evaluate the psychological condition, functional level, environment, and safety of the individual(s) or family in crisis. Referrals are made to the most appropriate treatment provider or facility, using all available resources in the community. In addition, there is follow up on all referrals to assure continuity.
To access the Mobile Crisis Team, please contact the Nassau Talk Line (516) 227-8255 (TALK)
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Nassau County Mobile Crisis will respond between the hours of 10am and 11pm – 7 days a week.
Referrals can be made seven days a week. Referrals made outside of business hours will be handled by staff
on the next business day.