Free and Low-Cost Psychiatry Referrals

Wellness Resources

Please note that these resources are not associated with Cal State East Bay Student Health and Counseling Services. SHCS does not endorse any particular provider or agency. 

The following are local free and low-cost psychiatry resources.  For more information, please see Guide to Finding a Psychiatrist in the Community.

Alameda County Mental Health Care Services - Access Mental Health

(800) 491-9099 
Monday -Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Telephone screening and referrals for people needing psychotherapists and psychiatrists accepting sliding scale or Medi-Cal; also for people with chronic mental illness needing admittance to an Alameda County community mental health center.

Schuman-Liles Clinics

(Accept Medi-Cal.  Same day appointments usually available.)

  • 10850 MacArthur Blvd Ste 300
    Oakland, Ca 94605
    (510) 569-9334
    Monday - Saturday   9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sausal Creek Outpatient Stabilization Clinic

Serves adult 18+; medication-based clinic; must not be in emergency; walk-in service; must have chronic serious mental illness. 1) Must be Alameda County resident, 2) Must have Medi-Cal, 3) Must have recommendation from Alameda Access 800-491-9099.

  •   2620 26th Avenue
    Oakland, California  94601
    P: (510) 437-2363 
    F: (510) 437-2366
Pathways to Wellness

Psychiatric Evaluation/Assessment; Medication Management/Support Services and Prescription; Individual, Group and Family Therapy; Intensive Case Management Services;

If have Medi-cal, must call Alameda Access to be referred; if have both Medi-cal and Medicare, call phone listed for intake. Private pay scale: $200 for 1st visit, $67 for follow up visits, Individual Therapy: $65-$85

Oakland, CA
1700 Broadway, Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94612
Referrals: (800) 975-PATH (7284)
Phone: (510) 273-4200
Fax: (510) 273-8340

Union City, CA
2608 Central Avenue Suite 1
Union City, CA 94587
Referrals: (800) 975-PATH (7284)
Phone: (510) 675-0600
Fax: (510) 675-0185

Pleasanton, CA
5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 205
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Referrals: (800) 975-PATH (7284)
Phone: (925) 520-0066
Fax: (925) 520-0010

Asian Health Services Specialty Mental Health Clinic

Services to children, youth and adults experiencing moderate to severe mental health illness, including: assessment, therapy, medication, case management, crisis intervention, hotline response, prevention and education, advocacy, support and referral services

310 8th Street, Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 735-3939

Community Psychiatry

Accepts MediCal and most major insurance.

Offices in Berkeley, Newark, Oakland, Pleasanton, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Rosa, Sunnyvale, Vacaville, and Walnut Creek.

Highland Hospital & Fairmont Hospital Adult Outpatient Services

For South Alameda County residents, call: (510) 895-4369
For North Alameda County residents, call: (510) 437-4543