MRT (Mobile Response Team)

Crisis intervention and assessment program that is contacted from the community for assessment of those in immediate crisis that needs assistance in de-escalation to divert from Baker Act hospitalizations and provide linkages to services through Lightshare.

The Behavioral Health Mobile Response Team is a 24/7/365 Immediate Crisis Intervention Unit for youths, adults and families who are experiencing a mental health or substance-use crisis. It works through our Access Center to dispatch help to home, healthcare facilities, doctors offices, schools or anywhere else in the community where the individual is in immediate need of behavioral health support. Mobile response is available to all residents of Sarasota County. Clinicians will respond via telehealth or in person to do assessments and will provide a 72-hour follow up. The goal is to divert people in crisis away from emergency departments, to lessen trauma and to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations.
Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance are accepted for BHRT services.

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