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Mental Health Division
Mental Health Division

Mobile Crisis Team (MCT)

Our Purpose

We reduce the impact of mental health emergencies through immediate response to crisis situations at the street-level and through coordination and consultation with local public safety organizations, hospitals and other community groups.

What We Do

  • Deliver crisis intervention services at locations throughout the community (suicide, homicide, threats, drug abuse, evaluation for psychiatric hospitalization)
  • Provide consultation to hospital emergency personnel, community agencies and citizens
  • Disaster and trauma-related mental health services
  • Provide consultation to police and fire departments regarding known or potential mental health cases
  • Support Berkeley Police on the Barricaded Subject Hostage Negotiation Team

Who We Serve

Residents of Berkeley and Albany.  Primarily those referred by the Berkeley Police and Fire  Departments, hospital emergency rooms, other Berkeley and Albany agencies, and residents.


Language(s) Spoken:  English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Fee: None

Clinical Staff

Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family therapists and graduate student interns.

Hours of Operation

Mobile Crisis Service Days:  Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Please note the Mobile Crisis Team is not available on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  Phone (510) 981-5900 (Police Non-emergency 24 hrs.) or
(510) 981-5254 (Voice message)                      

To give feedback on your experience with the Mobile Crisis Team Services, go to:




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Mental Health Division, 1521 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-5290
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903