Crisis Resources

  • Psychiatric Emergency Service:

    • A 24-hour facility with capacity to evaluate and treat psychiatric emergencies for both voluntary and involuntary clients. Provides intensive medical oversight, nursing care, medication support, assessment & reassessment, linkage and referral to ongoing mental health services; has general mental health services and case management with the capacity to treat patients for up to 20-23 hours to stabilize an acute crisis.

    • Provider: SFGH Psychiatric Emergency Services, 1001 Potrero Ave, Ph: 415-206-8125

    • An emergency care provider which provides assessment, general mental health services, intensive case management and medication support, seven days per week, in an effort to ameliorate crisis situations and to divert from Psychiatric Emergency Services OR to facilitate admissions to acute psychiatric hospitals when necessary. Is linked with 911 and other emergency providers. Provides emergency coverage for adult clients of the system. Mobile crisis also provides response for geriatric crisis and HIV crisis after 5 p.m. and on weekends


  • San Francisco Department of Public Health, Community Placement & Housing Options

    • Click here for information on Community Placement from SFDPH.


  • Mobile Crisis Treatment Team (MCTT)

    • The Mobile Crisis Treatment Team is made up of a diverse multidisciplinary staff providing psychiatric crisis intervention services for adults located in the City and County of San Francisco.

    • Ph: 415-970-4000

    • Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 11 PM (last field visit at 10 PM)

    • Saturdays and Holidays Noon to  8 PM  (last field visit at 7 PM)

    • [Closed Sundays]

    • Services Provided:

      • Emergency crisis assessment/intervention services conducted in the field

      • Early intervention before situation escalates to critical crisis point

      • Consultation services provided to consumers, housing/support systems, mental health providers, and other concerned parties

      • Assistance with linkage to outpatient mental health services

      • 5150 evaluation capacity and determination of appropriate level of care

      • Short-term medication services may be available

      • Spanish, Russian, and Cantonese/Mandarin speaking staff (schedules vary)

      • Available to all adult residents (at least 18 years old), regardless of payer source


  • Westside Crisis Clinic

    • 245 11th St.

    • Ph: 415-355-0311

    • Suicide Prevention: Telephone counseling and referral for people who are depressed and suicidal. Mental Health and drug service information and referral available 24 hours a day. Drug relapse prevention support available 24 hours a day. Support for those with HIV and AIDS available 5 PM to 5 AM.


  • San Francisco Suicide Prevention

    • Ph: 415-781-0500

    • Urgent Care: Brief intervention that is provided in cases of non-emergent but stressful conditions which require contact within 24 hours. Services include: assessment, general mental health services, case management and medication support.

In crisis or concerned for someone you know?

Contact any of these crisis, emotional support, or suicide prevention hotlines to get immediate help:

  • Psychiatric Emergency Services: (415) 206-8125

  • Mobile Crisis Team: (415) 970-4000

  • Comprehensive Child Crisis: (415) 970-3800

  • Westside Community Crisis: (415) 355-0311

  • S.F. Suicide Prevention: (415) 781-0500

  • US Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433

  • Crisis Text Line - Text NAMI to 741-741

  • NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group 800-826-3632

  • Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline 800-784-2433

  • Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline 630-482-9696

  • Child Abuse Hotline – Support & Information 800-792-5200

  • Crisis Help Line – For Any Kind of Crisis 800-233-4357

  • Domestic & Teen Dating Violence (English & Spanish) 800-992-2600

  • Parental Stress Hotline – Help for Parents 800-632-8188

  • Runaway Hotline (All Calls are Confidential) 800-231-6946

  • Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7, English & Spanish) 800-223-5001

  • National Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD) 800-787-3224

  • National Youth Crisis Hotline 800-448-4663

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