If you're in crisis and need immediate help, adults and children can call COPES at


Crisis Services

Do you feel depressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious?
Have you had thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself?

We are here to help and we are here 24/7.

COPES (Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services), a free and confidential 24/7 telephone crisis line and mobile crisis service, provides emotional support children and adults in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. We can also work with family members, friends, schools, law enforcement and other professionals to ensure safe resolutions and intervention plans are put in place.

CRISIS LINE –If you or someone you know is in crisis, it is easy to reach out for help. Please call COPES at 918.744.4800.  A trained mental health professional is there 24/7 to provide crisis support. We are a local provider for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE – If you need face-to-face help, we can come to you where ever it may be – home, school, work or in the community.  Our 24/7 COPES mobile response team specializes in crisis management through immediate crisis assessment, intervention, stabilization, follow-up and linkage to community resources and mental health care.

“She calmed me down and was so kind. She gave me some information and resources that I needed. I felt so much better after calling.”

COPES caller

With help comes hope. We are a phone call away to help with a number of mental health crises:

  • Suicidal thoughts, threats of suicide or self-harm
  • Depression
  • Severely emotionally upset
  • Relationship crisis
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Threats to harm others
  • Overwhelming anxiety or panic attacks
  • Poor reality testing or thought disorder
  • Paranoia, psychosis, delusional or decompensating
  • Substance abuse emergency

COPES is free, confidential and available 24/7 to anyone in Tulsa County. Services may be billed to Medicaid as appropriate.

CrisisCare Center


Our CrisisCare Center is open 24/7 and primarily serves adults in Tulsa County. Call 918.744.4800 for help determining which crisis services can best meet your needs.

The CrisisCare Center provides critically-needed psychiatric beds and innovative crisis respite services that includes:

  • Triage and Screening and Assessment unit (24/7)
  • Crisis Urgent Recovery Center (Up to 24 hours)
  • Crisis Stabilization Unit (3-5 days)


A free resource offering immediate screening and assessment for individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis.


This supporting and calming environment has continuous supervision, pharmaceutical oversight and support in a comfortable, therapeutic setting for individuals experiencing:

  • Bizarre behavior due to a mental illness
  • Unmanageable, moderate depression and/or overwhelming anxiety
  • An initial stage of active manic mood
  • Suicidal, homicidal or self-harm thoughts or threats


Our 16-bed, non-hospital crisis stabilization unit – built to alleviate the shortage in our community of inpatient psychiatric beds for Medicaid beneficiaries – provides short-term structured care as an alternative to hospitalization. Our goal is to help patients stabilize and achieve significant improvement within three to five days while they receive a combination of these services:

  • Continuous evaluation and treatment planning
  • Medication evaluation and monitoring
  • Crisis intervention and de-escalation
  • Mobilization of family and natural support systems
  • Linkage to community resources
  • Group and individual therapy
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Nursing services


Our COPES team assesses the level of risk, provides crisis support by phone and when needed will go directly to the person in crisis.

COPES rapid response can save lives and keeps those in crisis safe and stable.