Free and Low-Cost Psychiatry Referrals

Wellness Resources

The following are local free and low-cost psychiatry resources.

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