24 Hour Crisis Services
The Mobile Crisis Team responds to calls and referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for five local counties – Anderson, Roane, Morgan, Campbell and Scott. The team is available to any individual who is experiencing a mental health emergency and in need of assistance. Mobile Crisis is designed to help those that are at imminent risk of harm to themselves or someone else, such as having suicidal or homicidal thoughts.
Mobile Crisis staff are licensed mental health clincians who will see the person in a variety of settings, such as the home, in the hospital and even in jails, when need be. The goal is provide comprehensive assessments to assure that the person receives linkage to the appropriate level of care from outpatient services, community-based services to hospitalization. Staff are now able to see clients via telehealth services to decrease the time to assessment when possible. The team will find the least restrictive treatment environment available to manage a person’s needs.
For non-emergent needs, our Mobile Crisis Team will provide other resource linkage options to assist the individual in having their needs met.
Mobile Crisis can be reached any time of the day at 865-481-6175 or 1-800-870-5481.