New York Mobile Crisis Teams
As of June, 2004 there are twenty-three (23) mobile crisis teams citywide. Referrals to the mobile crisis teams are made by calling 1-800-543-3638 (LIFENET). A mobile crisis team is an interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals. Teams operate under the auspices of voluntary agencies and municipals hospitals. They respond to persons in the community, usually visiting them at home, although their mandate allows them to make contact at other locations.