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Mental Health Response Team

Our Mental Health Response Team is a partnership with the Sheriff's Office. The team provides crisis response in the community. Learn more about this program below.

Accessing our services

Our lobby is open to the public from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our office is considered a health care facility and visitors are required to wear a mask. Community members are urged to continue accessing county services through telephone, email or webpages. Documents may be placed in the drop box or mailed to 5240 N.E. Elam Young Parkway, Suite 150, MS 70, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Please email us through the Mental Health Services webpage or call 503-846-4528 for assistance.

The Mental Health Response Team (MHRT) is a team made up of a crisis clinician and a law enforcement officer. Together, they respond to 9-1-1 calls that have a behavioral health component. The team can respond anywhere in Washington County. 

MHRT is skilled at crisis intervention and safety planning. The goal is to divert people from the criminal justice system. The shared response allows for better communication and information sharing. This helps achieve the best outcomes in emergency situations. 

MHRT is available every day from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. The team receives referrals from Washington County 9-1-1. They also respond to requests from city police agencies in Washington County. 

For more information, please see the MHRT page on the Sheriff's Office website.