Campus Mobile Crisis Team

Contact us: 831-502-9988

Hours of operation: Monday–Tuesday, 2:00 PM–12 midnight and Wednesday–Sunday, 12 noon–12 midnight. When we are not available, you will have the option to speak with Counseling and Psychological Services or the UCSC Dispatch.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a life threatening emergency, please dial 911.

The UCSC Campus Mobile Crisis Team is the first program of its kind on a University of California Campus. An extension of Counseling and Psychological Services, the program was created to support students’ diverse needs through innovative and culturally competent responses to campus behavioral health crises. graphic of a slug and trees, CMCT logo

The behavioral health team provides crisis response services to all members of the UCSC community, with a particular focus on providing support to the unique needs of our student population. An accessible, student-friendly and mobile form of mental health crisis support is provided through:

  • Connecting individuals to appropriate behavioral health services and resources

  • Wellness checks for individuals in emotional distress

  • Coordination and referrals with Counseling and Psychological Services 

  • A team that is trained to respond, assess and utilize crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques


When should I call the Campus Mobile Crisis Team? 

If you are concerned about yourself or someone around you and feel they may be having a behavioral health crisis, do not hesitate to call CMCT. Behavioral Health concerns can include mental health or substance use related situations where you or someone around you may be a danger to self or others. Dial 831-502-9988 to reach the team. 

What should I expect when they arrive? 

The team will come to your location in a clearly marked CMCT van. They will speak with the individual(s) and conduct an assessment to determine how to best assist with and problem solve the situation.

What happens after I call CMCT? 

It depends on the symptoms the person is exhibiting and their behavior. If the person is open to receiving services, the team will provide crisis intervention services to de-escalate the situation.

CMCT will explain options, offer recommendations, and provide transportation if needed. The goal is to connect the individual to the service that is most appropriate to their needs.