Berkeley Mobile Crisis Unit
The Mobile Crisis Team is available on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm. Please note the Mobile Crisis Team is not currently available on Tuesdays and Saturdays. If you have an emergency outside of these operating hours, please call 911. The Mobile Crisis Team serves all residents of Berkeley and does not charge any fees. Staff speak English, Cantonese, French, and Hindi, and can also get translation services by phone for other languages. If you are in a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or (510) 981-5911 and ask the Police Dispatcher for Mental Health. Examples of when you might call 911 include situations of attempted suicide, homicide, assault, or physical threats. If you are in an urgent but not life-threatening situation, please reach out to Non-emergency Police Dispatch at (510) 981-5900 and ask for Mental Health. Examples of when you might request the Mobile Crisis Team through non-emergency dispatch include situations of drug abuse, severe psychotic behaviors, or to request a welfare check or an evaluation for psychiatric hospitalization. If you have a non-urgent message you would like to leave for the Mobile Crisis Team, please call (510) 981-5254. Examples of when you might call the Mobile Crisis Team non-urgent voicemail include to request a mental health consultation regarding a family member or information regarding a crisis service.