Crisis Services

The Psychiatric Crisis Service/Admissions Center Crisis Intervention Services (Mental Health)

The Crisis Intervention Service has a mobile team able to provide on-site assessments when it is impossible or impractical for the individual in need to come to the Mental Health Division.


The Psychiatric Crisis Service/Admissions Center provides 24/7 psychiatric emergency services including assessment, crisis intervention and medications.  The center has the capacity for client observation for up to 48 hours as needed.


A team of clinicians can be sent to a site to provide assessments, interventions or referrals.  The mobile team is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to midnight and on Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.


The Psychiatric Crisis Line (414-257-7222)

The Crisis Line is often the first point of contact with the mental health system for individuals in crisis and is the main access point for the mobile team services.  The Crisis Line is available 24/7 to provide immediate psychiatric crisis intervention services.  Services available include screening and assessment, crisis counseling and intervention, emergency service coordination and free referral information.


The Access Clinic  (414-257-7665)

The Access Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The clinic serves uninsured Milwaukee County residents requesting psychiatric assessment, medications or community referrals. New patients should arrive by 2 PM and are seen in the order of their arrival. Be advised, the clinic is typically very busy so there may be a significant wait time.  For more information on the Access Clinic please contact the clinic at 414-257-7665 or contact the Crisis Line at 414 257-7222.






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