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Community Mental Health Resources


Alameda County Medical Center. Highland Hospital Campus. Psychiatric Outpatient Services
1411 E. 31st St. Oakland 94602
M-F 8:30am-5pm
Outpatient psychiatric treatment service, providing daily therapeutic activities. Must have Medicare and Medi-Cal.

Berkeley Mental Health Division
Adult Services Program
2640 MLK Jr. Way Berkeley 94704
Office: M-F 8am-5pm
Drop-in: M-F 8:30am-2:30pm
Crisis evaluation and intervention, case management, psychotherapy (individual, family, or group), psychiatric medication evaluation and maintenance for Berkeley and Albany residents. Sliding scale.

Berkeley Mental Health Division
Family, Youth, and Children’s Services
3282 Adeline Berkeley 94703
M-F 9am-5pm (evenings by arrangement)
Outpatient psychotherapy, consultation, education, and other information to Berkeley and Albany children and their families. Sliding scale.

Coalition for Alternatives in Mental Health
Berkeley Drop-in Center
3234 Adeline St. Berkeley 94703
M-Th 9am-4pm F 9am-2pm
Client-run, multi-purpose community center for past and present mental health clients and persons undergoing significant emotional stress. Free.

East Bay Community Recovery Project
2579 San Pablo Ave. Oakland 94612
M-F 8am-5pm
Counseling, education, support groups (including 12-step groups), information and referral. 

Psychological Services Center
1440 Broadway Suite 610 Oakland CA 94612
M-Th 9am-8:30pm F 9am-4:30pm No drop-in services
Individual, couples, and family therapy for children, teenagers, and adults.  Also assessments.  Training clinic for the California School of Professional Psychology.  We offer a sliding fee scale and accept Medi-Cal. 


Alameda County Mental Health Care Services Access Mental Health
M-F 8:30am-5pm
Telephone screening and referrals for people needing psychotherapists and psychiatrists accepting sliding scale or Medi-Cal; also for people with chronic mental illness needing admittance to an Alameda County community mental health center.

Feminist Therapy Referral Project
510-843-2949 http://www.feministtherapy.org
Referrals for individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Low-Fee Referral Network
Lower fee counseling and psychotherapy referral service.

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society
415-442-1976 http://www.ncgps.org
Referrals to group therapy in the Bay Area.

United Way. HELPLINK
221 Main St. Suite 300 San Francisco 94105
800-273-6222 http://www.helplink-sf.org
M-F 8:30-5:30pm
Information and referral service to anyone needing nonprofit health and human services in the Bay Area.


Alameda County Medical Center John George Psychiatric Pavilion Campus
2060 Fairmont Drive San Leandro 94578
7 days 24 hours
Emergency assessments; emergency medications; emergency hospitalization; also outpatient crisis unit for crisis intervention (M-F 9am-midnight; Sat-Sun 9am-6pm).

Berkeley Mental Health Division Crisis Intervention Services. Mobile Crisis Team
2640 MLK Jr. Way Berkeley 94704
7 days 11am-11pm
Crisis intervention services (psychological outreach, assessment and/or counseling intervention for mental health crises, including suicide) for Berkeley and Albany residents. Free.

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
PO Box 3120 Oakland 94609
800-309-2131 7 days 24-hours Crisis Line (also TTY line)
800-260-0094 Grief counseling, stress counseling, and senior outreach
Telephone crisis, counseling and referral services; community education program, disaster counseling.

Suicide Hotline
800-784-2433 (800-SUICIDE)
7 days 24 hours
Connects callers to the closest crisis center in Alameda county.


Ann Martin Center
3664 Grand Ave. Oakland 94610
510-655-7880 http://www.annmartin.org
M-F 9am-5pm
Child and family psychotherapy, academic tutoring and remediation, educational and psychological diagnostic testing.

Asian Community Mental Health Services
310 8th St. Oakland 94607
510-451-6729 http://www.acmhs.org
M-F 9am-noon,1pm-5pm
Human services to Asian Pacific special-needs populations: mental health clients, developmentally disabled clients, and at-risk children, youth, and families.

Berkeley Bi-Polar Support Group
PO Box 3604 Oakland 94609
510-594-4030 http://www.geocities.com/berkbipolar
Support, education, and crisis guidance for people with unipolar depression or bipolar affective disorder. Free.

Berkeley Free Clinic/Community Health Project
Peer Counseling Collective
2339 Durant Ave. Berkeley 94704
510-548-2570 Ext. 2250 http://www.berkeleyfreeclinic.org
Free peer counseling to individuals in the community; both drop-in and long-term peer counseling.

East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC)
303 Van Buren Ave. Oakland 94610
510-268-3770 http://www.ebac.org
Intensive day treatment programs to help children suffering from severe emotional difficulties, school-based prevention programs to assist at-risk children at public school sites with Circle of Care (supporting children and families coping with loss, serious illness and trauma).

Howie Harper Multiservice Center
580 18th St. Oakland 94612
Center: M-F 9am-1pm
Intakes: M-F 9am (required for services)
Drop-in day program for men and women with dual diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse).

La Clinica de la Raza Casa del Sol
1501 Fruitvale Ave. Oakland 94601
510-535-6200 Casa del Sol
Drop-in or telephone intakes: M-F 1pm-2pm
Individual, family, and group therapy for Spanish speaking uninsured residents of Northern Alameda County.

Institute on Aging. Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Services.
3330 Geary Blvd. San Francisco 94118
800-971-0016 Friendship Line 7 days, 24 hours (always answered by a person) http://www.ioaging.org
Educational, emotional support, and crisis intervention for older adults at risk of suicide or who are lonely, depressed, or isolated.

PO Box 14014 Berkeley 94712
800-215-7308 Helpline http://www.narika.org
Office M-F 9am-5pm
Provides advocacy, support, information, and referrals for emotionally or physically abused South Asian women (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and all women who trace their origins to these countries). Free.

Pacific Center for Human Growth
2712 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley 94705
510-548-8283 http://www.pacificcenter.org
M-F 4pm-10pm Sat 11am-5pm
Mental health counseling serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community.

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