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Emergency Services

9-1-1

24 hours/7 days a week

For psychiatric and medical emergencies. Police are available to perform wellness checks to assess for suicidality, and are authorized to put those in suicidal crisis on 72-hour involuntary hold at Psychiatric Emergency Services at SF General Hospital.

Golden Gate Bridge Police

415/923-2230
24 hours/7 days a week

This number connects to the Sergeant’s Office, on site at the Golden Gate Bridge. Officers are available 24 hours a day to investigate potential suicide attempts on the bridge.

Poison Control California

800/222-1222
24 hours/7 days a week

Pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and poison information providers give immediate, free advice and referrals in case of overdose or exposure to toxic substances.

Mobile Crisis

415/970-4000
M–F 8:30am-11pm; Weekends 12pm–8pm

For psychiatric crises that do not require immediate intervention. Mobile Crisis performs wellness checks, dispenses emergency medications, and conducts mental health triage in the field, but may take several hours to arrive due to limited resources. Mobile crisis is authorized to admit suicidal persons at Psychiatric Emergency Services at SF General Hospital for a 72-hour involuntary hold.

Psychiatric Emergency Services

415/206-8125
24 hours/7 days a week
SF General Hospital
1001 Potrero Ave., SF

71-bed acute psychiatric unit at San Francisco General Hospital. PES provides emergency assessment, stabilization, and disposition to clients brought in by emergency services, triage units, and family. Clients may also check themselves into PES.

Westside Crisis

415/355-0311 (Option 5)
M–F 8am–8pm; Saturday 9am–5pm
245 11th St., SF

Provides same-day mental health services, such as symptom stabilization and emergency medications. Provides referrals for ongoing mental health care and substance abuse programs to clients who visit the clinic.

Dore Urgent Care Clinic

415/553-3100
M–F 24 hours (last intake at 7pm daily); Closed Weekends
52 Dore St., SF

Provides mental health triage services to non-violent clients who are free of command hallucinations to harm themselves or others and are medically stable. Clients must sign in voluntarily.

GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Access

415/255-3737 or 888/246-3333
http://www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oservices/mentalHlth/CBHS/default.asp
24 hours/7 days a week

Provides referrals for no-cost and low-cost counseling services through a culturally diverse network of clinics and private practitioners in the city of San Francisco.  Must be a resident of San Francisco to qualify.

RAMS

415/668-5955
http://www.ramsinc.org
M 9am–7pm; T-Th 9am–9pm; F 9am–5pm; Closed Weekends

Offers culturally-focused coordinated services to Asian & Pacific Islander American and Russian-speaking communities, as well as general outpatient mental health services to residents of San Francisco.

Iris Center

333 Valencia St.
415/864-2364
http://www.iriscenter.org

Provides confidential mental health counseling to women on a sliding scale basis. Also offers drug and alcohol treatment programs, HIV/AIDS related services, and LGBT support groups.

HIV/AIDS RELATED

Magnet

4122 18th Street, SF
415/581-1600
www.magnetsf.org

Provides social support, mental health counseling, and HIV/STD counseling and testing for gay men.

Bayview Hunter’s Point Foundation

1625 Carroll Street, SF
415/822-8200

http://bayviewci.org/

Provides HIV-positive members of the African American community with case management services and referrals. Works with individual clients as well as families to provide practical assistance.

Mission Neighborhood Health Center

240 Shotwell Street, SF
415/552-3870

http://www.mnhc.org/

Provides comprehensive outpatient medical services—including HIV testing and HIV prevention and services—to Latino and Latina individuals living with HIV.

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

730 Polk St., SF
415/409-4101
http://www.apiwellness.org/home.html

Provides health services, counseling, support and education for Asian and Pacific Islanders living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.

Bay Positives

701 Oak Street, SF
415/487-1616
www.baypositives.org

Serves youth (under 26 years of age) living with HIV & AIDS.  Provides testing, counseling, case management, and social events for positive youths.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation: California HIV/AIDS Hotline

800/367-AIDS

www.sfaf.org/

An excellent resource for HIV related referrals and information

Project Inform • National HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline

800/822-7422      Monday–Friday, 10am–4pm (Pacific Time)

www.projectinform.org

Provides information on the diagnosis, treatment and research of HIV disease

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE TREATMENT

Alcoholics Anonymous

415/621-1326

12-step model for recovery from Alcoholism. Call for meeting times and locations in Bay Area.

Narcotics Anonymous

415/621-8600

Call for meeting times and locations in the Bay Area.

Haight Ashbury Free Clinics

612 Clayton Street, SF
415/565-1908
www.hafci.org

Provides free, nonjudgmental medical substance abuse treatment and prevention services to underserved and marginalized populations in San Francisco.

Ohlhoff Recovery Programs and Eating Disorders Clinic

601 Steiner Street, SF
415/621-4388
www.ohlhoff.org

Provides affordable programs for adults and adolescents in recovery from alcoholism, chemical dependency, and eating disorders. Inpatient and outpatient services available.

The Stonewall Project

1 6th St., SF
415/502-1999
http://www.stonewallsf.org

A harm-reduction program for gay and bisexual men who have questions about speed, want information about speed, want help dealing with speed, etc. Does not require clients to be clean and sober.

S.T.O.P. (Stimulant Treatment Outpatient Program)

3180 18th Street, Suite 202, SF
415/502-5777

Intensive outpatient harm-reduction treatment program for anyone for those using or abusing speed or cocaine.