The Humboldt County Mobile Response Team (MRT) program sends out responders once notification is received from an Emergency Department that they want to send someone over to Humboldt County Behavioral Health on a 5150 hold. Both the crisis worker and on-call Administrator can be contacted through the County’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)707-496-4094 and/or by Faxing patient packet to CSU 707-476-4066
Behavioral Health sends out responders for ADULTS during the hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, all seven days of the week.
Behavioral Health has a crisis worker available for response to MINORS 10-hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.
There are currently (1) FT Adult clinician, (2) Adult Peer coaches & (2) FT Children’s clinician available. This program is limited by clinician’s availability.
Currently Humboldt County Behavioral Health’s goal is to try to see all minors on holds in the Same Day Services department.
If a minor comes in after hours, if they are aggressive, too unstable, or if it doesn’t work logistically to see them in Same Day Services the minor will still go upstairs to CSU or SV upon arrival.
When seen in Same Day Services, if the minor meets the proper criteria, the minor can have his or her hold rescinded by one of the Humboldt County Behavioral Health Mobile Response clinicians, who have been trained specifically on rescinding 5150 and 5585 Holds.
(working on a new draft plan for minors TBA)
Mobile Response partnering with Adult Protective Services (APS)
Humboldt County Mobile Response Team is partnering with APS on calls in which ER notifies Behavioral Health that they have an individual in their ER that requires evaluation for 5150 or may also require APS placement. (For example Individual > 65 years old with an abrupt change in behavior or cognition, frail elderly or someone with intellectual or other cognitive disabilities brought in for 5150 assessment)