Crisis lines are available 24 hours a day every day of the year.
Tulare County Mental Health Crisis Line: (800) 320-1616
The Tulare County Mental Health Crisis Line staff, also known as the Psychiatric Emergency Team (PET), are trained to assess individuals with mental illness and provide rapid response to help stabilize a psychiatric emergency or crisis.
Knowing the warning signs of a mental health emergency, such as threat of suicide or harm to others, is important when seeking help. When calling a Tulare County Police Department, it is important to ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer. The CIT officers are specially trained to assist individuals with mental illness and partner with the Tulare County Mental Health Psychiatric Emergency Team.
In a mental health emergency, the individual in crisis may be taken to an emergency room for assessment. When calling for information about your loved one, ask to be transferred to the Emergency Department.
Adventist Health Tulare (in Tulare): (559) 605-0310
Kaweah Health (in Visalia): (559) 624-2000
Sierra View Medical Center (in Porterville): (559) 784-1110
NAMI has a guide for navigating a mental health crisis and has developed a Portable Treatment Record to know what to share with authorities and medical professionals in times of crisis. The crisis guide will help you understand:
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