Crisis Services

Mobile Crisis and Assessment Team (MCAT)

The Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) provides on-site, in-person intervention for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. For more information, contact us at 1-888-546-0730.

MCAT is a 24/7 program for children and adults that dispatches Crisis Response Staff to homes, schools, ERs, or other public places where a mental health crisis is occurring. Response time is within 60 minutes of MCAT's dispatch.


  • Developing safety plans, making referrals, and scheduling follow-up services with individuals to avoid hospitalization.
  • Assessing individuals to determine the need for a higher level of care.
  • De-escalating crisis situations.
  • Arranging transportation to a higher level of care as needed


You must meet these requirements:

  • Must have a mental health crisis such as increased depression, anxiety, insomnia, medication management, suicidal ideation, psychosis, or significant change in life.
  • Must be willing to meet with MCAT voluntarily.

Counties Served

We serve Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Cherokee, Crawford, Humbolt, Ida, Pocahontas, Sac, and Woodbury counties.

This service is provided by the Plains Area Mental Health Center and Siouxland Mental Health Crisis Center.