Mental Health Support Team (MHST)
If you are in crisis right now please call 9-1-1 or the 24 hour crisis line 1-866-495-6735 (TDD/TTY: 1-877-613-2076)
Where Can I Go For Help?
Crisis Response Center
2802 E District St, Tucson, AZ 85714
St. Mary's Hospital
1601 W St Mary’s Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745
Banner South Campus
2800 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85714
Palo Verde Hospital
2695 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712
Sonora Behavioral Health
6050 N Corona Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
Carondelet Health Network Hospital
350 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711
Provide improved public safety and service through the utilization of mental health services. The MHST Unit strives to decrease the number of incarcerated mentally ill individuals by acting as an entry point into mental health treatment, and prevent incidents through early intervention with speedy and thorough case follow-up.
The Tucson Police Mental Health Support Team was established in January 2014, and represents a philosophical shift in law enforcement response to behavioral health incidents. After several high profile incidents throughout the country, and specifically Pima County, law enforcement agencies recognized that such incidents may be prevented through early intervention of mental health services. The MHST Unit established itself as the sole clearing house for mental health court orders, relieving FSB of duty to serve them, so more time could be dedicated to patrol and has expanded to encompass missing persons.
Contact Us: MHSTTPD@tucsonaz.gov