Hotline/Crisis Intervention

Hotlines and crisis intervention services, such as those listed below, can be helpful when a troubling situation arises. Examples of such situations include attempted or anticipated suicide, bizarre or unusual behavior, inability to manage basic self-care, and presence in a potentially abusive or dangerous situation.

If you need help, please call one of the following:

Suicide Prevention/ Crisis line

1-800-273-TALK  (1-800-273-8255)

San Francisco General Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services

tel: (415) 206-8125

1001 Potrero Avenue, 24/7

  • For all mental health emergencies

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

tel: (415) 781-0500

24/7 hotline

www.sfsuicide.org/index2.html

  • Suicide prevention

Friendship Line for the Elderly

tel: (415) 752-3778

Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention 24/7 hotline

www.growthhouse.org/cesp.html

  • Counseling

Child Crisis Services

tel: (415) 970-3800

24/7 hotline

  • Specifically for children
  • Offers home visit for evaluation and treatment

Westside Crisis Clinic

tel: (415) 355-0311 ext. 5

245 11th St., Mon-Friday 8-7, Saturday 9-5

  • Offers immediate help for those suffering from an emotional crisis

Information & Referrals

Contact us for information about mental health and various mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, clinical anxiety, schizophrenia, and more. We also provide information and referrals for mental health treatment and other community resources. MHA-SF does not provide direct clinical services.

Tel: (415) 421-2926

Fax: (415) 421-2928

Email: info@mentalhealthsf.org

The following organizations provide information and referrals to mental health services in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Mental Health Association of San Francisco

Tel: 415-421-2926 ext. 325

870 Market Street, Suite 928

Monday-Friday 9-5

www.mentalhealthsf.org

  • Information and referrals to mental health services
  • Advocacy organization

San Francisco County Mental Health Access

Tel: 255-3737 / toll free: 1-888-246-3333

Monday-Friday 8-5

  • Access line for those eligible for county services
  • Those with MediCal or with no insurance

Helplink

Tel: 808-HELP

Monday-Friday 8-5:30

www.helplink-sf.org

  • Information and referrals for mental health services
  • Information for self-help groups in Bay Area
  • English, Spanish, and Chinese operators

San Francisco Psychological Association

Tel: 681-3063

www.sfpa.net

  • Information and referrals for mental health services
  • Multi-lingual

Northern California Psychiatric Society

Tel: 334-2418

1631 Ocean Avenue

www.ncps.org

  • Information about mental health practice specialties
  • Referral to mental health practitioners

Community Health Network of San Francisco

Tel: 206-5166

www.dph.sf.ca.us/chn

  • Patient advocate visitor’s center

County Mental Health Access

Tel: 255-3737 / toll free: 1-888-246-3333

Monday-Friday 8-5

  • Access line for those eligible for county services
  • Those with Medi-Cal or with no insurance

Network of Support for Community Living

www.sanfrancisco.networkofcare.org/aging/home/index.cfm

  • Comprehensive, Internet-based community resource for the adults with disabilities and seniors, as well as their caregivers and service providers
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