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Mental Health Division
Mental Health Division

City & County Mental Health Triage Services 

Are you or someone you know experiencing a mental health crisis? Contact the Berkeley Mental Health crisis line to speak to a mental health professional who can help you. 

The crisis line is open Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM; call us at (510) 981-5244.  The crisis line can provide support and resources over the phone to individuals in crisis, their families, and community members. The crisis line can also determine if an immediate in-person evaluation for safety is needed and connect the caller to the right resources. 

In addition to the crisis line, Berkeley Mental Health offers other services for people in need of immediate mental health support:

  • Walk-in hours and phone-based resources for individuals seeking services to meet with a mental health professional for screening, assessment, and referrals  
    • In person at 1521 University Avenue in Berkeley Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Over the phone at (510) 981-5244 Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Mobile Crisis Team that provides field-based support for people experiencing mental health crises  
    • Saturday through Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM by calling the police non-emergency number at (510) 981-5900 or by leaving a voicemail at (510) 981-5254.  Please note the Mobile Crisis Team is not available on Fridays.

Additional Alameda County mental health crisis services:

  • Call the 24-hour crisis line for immediate support through Crisis Support Services of Alameda County at 1-800-309-2131
  • Call the Alameda County ACCESS (Acute Crisis Care and Evaluation for System-wide Services) Program for questions about mental health services and eligibility at 1-800-491-9099 Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM




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Mental Health Division, 1521 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703
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(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
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