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Mental Health Division
Mental Health Division

Crisis, Assessment, and Triage (CAT)

Our Purpose:
We provide linkages to community-based resources.
The Crisis team also offers consultation services and coordinates with other agencies and groups.

Are you seeking services form BMH for the first time?
Drop in at the new location between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday for screening and assessment. 

You can also contact the Crisis, Assessment, and Triage (CAT) team by phone at: (510) 981-5244 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
If we are unavailable, please leave a message. This voicemail is checked frequently during the work day and we will return your call promptly.

What We Do: 

  • Assessment and linkage to community-based resources.
  • Mental health screenings and assessments for out-patient services for Berkeley residents and those unhoused in Berkeley.
  • Information and Referrals to mental health and community-based resources also available.

Who We Serve:
We serve the residents and homeless in Berkeley, 18 years or older. Clients must be experiencing moderate to severe psychiatric crisis that is affecting major areas of life functioning as defined by Alameda County requirements OR who demonstrate clear need for a thorough mental health evaluation and assessment to determine best possible intervention.


  • Language(s) Spoken: English and Spanish
  • Fee: Sliding scale based on income; Free services depending on income qualification. We do accept Medi-cal insurance.
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Clinical Staff:
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologist
  • Social Workers
  •  Marriage & Family Therapists
  •  Registered Nurse

Hours of Operation and Contact Information by Program 
Crisis and Assessment: - Services are available in person at: 
2640 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley CA. 94704
Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Phone: (510) 981-5244 (CAT Direct Line)
Phone: (510) 981-5290 (General Information)

Mobile Crisis Team: (Serves adults and children)
Service Days: Saturday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
(Mobile Crisis is not available on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Phone: (510) 981-5254 (Voice message)
Phone: (510) 981-5900 (Police non-emergency)

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Mental Health Division, 2640 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: mentalhealth@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-5290
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903