College Hospital's Access Services is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by intake specialists who respond to the caller’s needs by arranging Crisis Team evaluations or providing referral to resources. Access Services assists in the admission process by obtaining information, verifying insurance and preparing the patient for admission.
College Crisis Team
College Hospital's Crisis Team is a mobile team of clinicians who respond to requests for service in Los Angeles County at any “safe” location such as Emergency Rooms, Police Departments, Clinics, Treatment Centers, Residential Care Facilities, Retirement Homes, Convalescent Homes, places of employment, therapists’ office or private residences. College Hospital's Crisis Team is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be reached at 800-352-3301.
For the Crisis Team clinician’s safety, responses to calls from private residences are handled in coordination with the local police department’s presence.
All on-site or off-site assessments, consultations and referrals are conducted by designated licensed mental health professionals. This multidisciplinary team includes RN’s, MFT's and LCSW’s. During a face to face interview, the clinician determines the nature and severity of the crisis and identifies the support services needed, if any.
There are medical parameters required for all psychiatric admissions.