Behavioral Health Department 

Crisis Team Services 

Description of Services: Crisis intervention and stabilization services are available to individuals who are experiencing a mental health emergency or urgent mental health situation. The goal of the crisis intervention services are to provide rapid mental health services that are supportive and strength-based in nature and that will allow the individual to remain in the least restrictive care possible. Ventura County Behavioral Health has 2 Programs available that provide crisis intervention services: 1) County-operated crisis team: This team respond to calls on adults that are 21 yrs and older. 2) Children’s Intensive Response Team (C.I.R.T.) – This program is operated by Casa Pacifica under contract from VCBH and respond to calls on children and adolescents younger than 21 years.


Service Location(s) 

Throughout Ventura County

Oxnard, CA 93036


Contact for Information: Children\'s Intensive Response Team (Children & Adolescents under 21) 1-866-431-2478; Ventura County Crisis Team (all adults 21 and older) 1-866-998-2243; 

Days and Hours of Operation: Crisis services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phone throughout Ventura County.

Method of Payment and Fees: Insurance will be billed, however, there will be no bill sent to individuals who use our services.

How Referred to the Program: Self, family members, emergency room staff, law enforcement, other health care providers and other concerned members of the community.

Special Eligibility Criteria:


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Health Care Agency
2323 Knoll Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
HCA Human Resources
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036