Mental Health Court


Proceedings for Court-Ordered Mental Health Evaluation and Court-Ordered Mental Health Treatment

Judicial officers preside over proceedings for court-ordered mental health evaluation (“COE”) and court-ordered mental health treatment (“COT”) at Valleywise Health’s behavioral health centers in Mesa, Phoenix, and Maryvale, as well as the Arizona State Hospital and the downtown court complex.  These proceedings are governed by Chapter 5 of Title 36, Arizona Revised Statutes.  For more information about COE and COT proceedings, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

If you or someone you know is facing a behavioral health crisis, call the Mercy Care Behavioral Crisis Line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (602) 222-9444 or (800) 631-1314 (toll free) or (800) 327-9254 (TTY/TDD).


Probate and Mental Health Presiding Judge
Jay Polk

Sheila Tickle
Sheila Tickle
Probate and Mental Health Administrator
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