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Behavioral Health

Mobile Response Teams

Teamwork hands all in

MRTs were created by the 2018 Florida Legislature in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act and developed with the following criteria:

  • Respond to requests within a 60-minute timeframe
  • Provide behavioral health crisis-oriented services that are responsive to the individual and family needs
  • Respond to the crisis in the location in which it is occurring (i.e. schools, homes, community locations, etc.)
  • Provide screening, standardized assessments, early identification and linkage to community services
  • Whenever possible include family members
  • Develop a Care Plan
  • Provide care coordination by facilitating the transition to ongoing services through a warm hand-off, including psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • Ensure process for informed consent and HIPPA compliance measures
  • Promote information sharing and use of innovative technology – mobile applications, tele-psychiatry, etc.

The Mobile Response Team (MRT) is a 24/7 on-call crisis intervention service provided through our community-based provider network.  MRTs provide emergency behavioral health assessment and diversion to alternatives to inpatient treatment when appropriate.

When mental health issues or substance use leads to a crisis that requires professional attention, a Mobile Response Team (MRT) can provide the knowledgeable, compassionate assistance you need.

Apalachee Center

Counties served: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla

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Life Management Center

Counties served: Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington

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Lakeview Center

Counties served: Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton

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