The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) offers the ACCESS Center with a phone number that is available 24/7 and provides emergency and non-emergency psychiatric resources and services.
1 (800) 854-7771
Emergency crisis teams are available should a person be in need of an emergency psychiatric evaluation or if there are concerns of danger to self, danger to others, or grave disability (i.e. a person is so debilitated by their mental illness they can no longer provide adequate food, clothing, water or shelter for themselves.)
ACCESS can also provide information and referrals to mental health services based on the person’s location, insurance—or lack thereof—and their needs. The service can also transport patients in certain situations and provide translation services.