Mobile Crisis Team (MCT)

Our Purpose

We reduce the impact of mental health emergencies through immediate response to crisis situations at the street-level and through coordination and consultation with local public safety organizations, hospitals and other community groups.

What We Do

  • Deliver crisis intervention services at locations throughout the community (suicide, homicide, threats, drug abuse, evaluation for psychiatric hospitalization)
  • Provide consultation to hospital emergency personnel, community agencies and citizens
  • Disaster and trauma-related mental health services
  • Provide consultation to police and fire departments regarding known or potential mental health cases
  • Support Berkeley Police on the Barricaded Subject Hostage Negotiation Team

Who We Serve

Residents of Berkeley and Albany.  Primarily those referred by the Berkeley Police and Fire  Departments, hospital emergency rooms, other Berkeley and Albany agencies, and residents.


Language(s) Spoken:  English, Spanish, and Vietnamese

Fee: None

Clinical Staff

Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage, Family and Child Counselors and graduate student  interns

Hours of Operation

Mobile Crisis:  Everyday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Phone (510) 981-5254 (Voice message)
                                                                          Phone (510) 981-5900 (Police Non-emergency 24 hr)                      

Contact Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team

(510) 981-5244  Telephone 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  M - F (except holidays)                                                                          (510) 981-6903  TDD