Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Mental Health Division
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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  
    • Mobile Crisis Service Days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM.  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).  

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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