Crisis, Assessment, and Triage (CAT)
We provide crisis counseling, assessment, evaluation, brief clinic based treatment services, and linkages to community based resources.
The Crisis team also offers consultation services and coordinates with other agencies and groups.
What We Do
- Assessment, information and referral, crisis intervention, medication services, substance abuse services, and parenting education to persons and families in crisis
- Assistance in resolving neighborhood conflicts and addressing illegal activities
- Intensive outreach services and transportation for homeless persons, for persons-at-risk of homelessness, and for disabled persons
Who We Serve
- Disaster mental health planning, training, and services to the Berkeley and Albany communities including Critical Incident Stress Management Services for emergency personnel and community members who experience traumatic events
We serve residents of Berkeley and Albany or homeless in Berkeley or Albany, 18 years or older. Clients must be experiencing moderate to severe psychiatric crisis that is affecting major areas of life functioning OR demonstrate clear need for a thorough mental health evaluation and assessment to determine best possible intervention.
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish, and Vietnamese
Fee: Sliding scale based on income; free services depending on income qualification
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Registered Nurse, Marriage and Family Therapists
Hours of Operation and Contact Information by Program
- Drop-In Crisis Services: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Adult Clinic, located at 2640 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley. Phone: (510) 981-5290 (General Information)
- Mobile Crisis Team: (Serves adults and children)
Everyday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Phone: (510) 981-5254 (Voice message)
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Phone: (510) 981-5244
- Homeless Outreach: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Phone: (510) 981-5244