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Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT)

The Crisis Prevention & Intervention Team (CPIT) is now the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) as of 7/1/19.


The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) is a community-based outreach team with the ability to respond to and provide crisis services in the community (e.g., homes, schools, shelters). The Team serves adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing a behavioral health (mental health and/or substance use) crisis regardless of their funding source. MCOT offers short term crisis intervention and prevention services utilizing strength-based, solution-focused, culturally competent, trauma-informed, and recovery-oriented interventions.

MCOT consists of a team of behavioral health professionals, including mental health professionals,  certified peer counselors, and chemical dependency professionals collaborating with the individual in crisis and their family members to develop a plan to get through the current crisis, manage future crises, and move towards recovery.

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Who is Eligible?

Anyone who is physically located in Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Whatcom counties and is experiencing a behavioral health crisis or is in a pre-crisis situation that seems to be deteriorating, and without intervention, could result in a behavioral health crisis.

What services do we offer?

  • Urgent community response, usually within 2 hours
  • Care planning services for up to 2 weeks
  • Community Outreach
  • Involuntary Treatment Act Services

This service is available in:

  • Skagit County
  • Island County
  • San Juan County
  • Whatcom County

To access this service, call the VOA Crisis Response Services (the Care Crisis Line) at 1-800-584-3578 24/7 – 365 days-a-year to speak with a mental health professional who will assess the situation, make appropriate referrals, and/or dispatch the MCOT community based outreach team.

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Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) Provided at

Skagit County Outreach
Skagit County, WA
Island County Outreach
Island County, WA
San Juan County Outreach
San Juan County
Whatcom County Outreach
Whatcom County
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