The MHET responds to psychiatric emergency calls throughout San Luis Obispo County. They provide assessments for any adult or child who has a psychiatric emergency, who is at psychiatric risk or who may require psychiatric hospitalization. A mental health emergency is a life threatening situation in which an individual is imminently threatening harm to self or others, severely disoriented or out of touch with reality, has a severe inability to function, or is otherwise distraught and out of control. This SLO County emergency number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1-800-838-1381
Do you know what to do if you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis? Watch this Addressing Mental Health Crises in SLOCounty video to understand your options and discover how the County of San Luis Obispo can help.