Sacramento Mental Health Treatment Services

Sacramento Mental Health Services

December 3rd, 2014
Mental Health Services in Sacramento County, CA. The list of behavioral health services is the most comprehensive and only updated list within the County of Sacramento, CA. On top are links to the housing with Mental Health Services in Sacramento.

Emergency Mental Health Clinic and Crisis Center: 
  1. Minor Emergency Response Team (M.E.R.T.)
    Sacramento, CA 95817 No walk ins. 
  2. Ph. (916) 875-1113 or (916) 875-1114 Call 7 days a week 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  3. Psychiatric Emergency 
  4. Sacramento, CA 95817
    Ph. (916) 732-3637
    No walk-ins. Calls taken 24 hours a day for local mental health crisis intervention and resources for children and adults.
  5. 2150 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817map
    Ph. (916) 875-1000 24/7 live person., Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. lobby hours)
    Walk ins for children only 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Psychiatric services to adults and children. Fees are income-based.
  6. Transitional Living and Community Support, Inc. (TLCS) NO COST 24 HOUR CRISIS RESPITE CENTER for 18 and over experiencing a mental health crisis (916) 737-RESPITE (7483)
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Youth Counseling

  1. Sacramento ACCESS Mental Health: For information and referral services for all Child and Family Integrated System of Care Services contact: Child and Family ACCESS Team
  2. 3331 Power Inn Road, Suite 170, Sacramento, CA 95826
    Ph. (916) 875-9980 or (888) 881-4881 Toll Free Mon. Fri. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Services Available: Outpatient, School Based Mental Health Services, Psychological Services, In-Home Counseling, Home Visitation Programs, Therapeutic Behavioral Services and much more.
    The Child and Family ACCESS Team is the entry point for all county operated and contracted child and family planned mental health services. If you want to make a self-referral to the Child and Family Institute or the CAARE Diagnostic Center for participation in their parenting classes then, you can call ACCESS and describe your situation to them. You do not have to have a caseworker to be eligible for ACCESS services.
    Adult Access Team - County Mental Health Information Line
    Ph. (916) 875-1055 or (888) 881-4881 or Adult TTY/TDD (916) 874-8070 Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Medi-cal and CMISP eligible.
    Children's Access Team
    Ph. (916) 875-9980 - Child TTY (916) 876-8892 Mon. Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Medi-cal and CMISP eligible.
  3. Guest House
    1400 North A Street, Building A, Sacramento, CA 95815 map
    Ph. (916) 440-1500 Mon. - Fri. Assessments at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive very early.
    Psychiatric assessments and outpatient mental health services to homeless adults.
  4. Genesis
    1321 North C Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 map (2nd floor Delany Center near Friendship Park)
    Ph. (916) 669-1536 Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Free mental health counseling for homeless adults and couples who do not have insurance.
  5. Sierra Elder Wellness Program- El Hogar
    9261 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95826 map
    Ph. (916) 363-1553 Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
    A field-based program specializing in outpatient mental health services for 60+ (and 55-59 transition age) with mental health disorders by offering, referring and/or advocating for outreach, mental health rehabilitation and therapy, psychiatric medication, housing support, groups, transportation, employment support and much more.
  6. The Effort- Mental Health Services
    1820 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 map
    Ph. (916) 737-5555 Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    8233 E. Stockton Boulevard, Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95828 map
    Ph. (916) 737-5555 Mental Health: Mon. - Thu. 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and professional counseling for couples, individuals, families, children and adolescents. For new patients, our Enrollment and Eligibility Department is the place to start. Please have the patient call 916-737-5555 to schedule an appointment. Patients should bring proof of residency, income and photo I.D. to enrollment and eligibility appointments.
  1. New Pathways Counseling
  2. 5890 Newman Court, Sacramento, CA 95819 map
    Ph. (916) 452-7481 Monday and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Thursday.
    Mental health services including counseling, parent education, specifically to assist people, especially families, in overcoming the financial barrier of accessing services by providing them based on ability to pay.
  3. Sierra Family Service, Inc.
    333 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 701, Roseville, CA 95661 map
    Ph. (916) 783-5207 Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Substance abuse counseling for families and individuals in the mental health population; Medi-cal/sliding scale.
  4. NAMI Sacramento
    3340 Viking Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827 map
    Ph. (916) 364-1642 Crisis Information Meetings at 7:00 p.m. Call Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for appointment. NAMI provides support for individuals coping with mental illness and their families. 

Family-to-Family Course
Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses). The goal is to provide education about mental illness and treatments, emotional and practical support, and problem solving and communication skills for those dealing with the mental illness of a family member. The next Family-To-Family course will beginthe fall of 2014. To get on the Wait List please complete THIS FORMand return it to NAMI Sacramento.

Peer-to-Peer Course
provides an opportunity for consumers to discuss a variety of topics within a supportive group of peers. Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources:

  • an advance directive
  • a "relapse prevention plan" to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention
  • mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking
  • survival skills for working with providers and the general public
To register for Peer-to-Peer training or to become a mentor teacher, email or call (916) 354-1642.

In Our Own Voice Program
In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique education program that offers insight into the recovery that is now possible for people with severe mental illness. For more detail about this program, visit NAMI National's web site.

NAMI Basics Course
NAMI Basics Education Program is a free 6-week course for parents and caregivers of a young child or teen with mental illness, suspected mental illness or behavior concerns. The child must be aged 17 or younger for the parent/caregiver to be eligible to take NAMI Basics. The course provides the following to parents and caregivers:

  • Discussion of the clinical treatment of mental illnesses
  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community
  • Knowledge and skills needed to cope effectively with the impacts that mental illness has on the child and family
  • Tools for making the best decisions possible for the child's care.
  • The next NAMI Basics course is scheduled to begin in Fall, 2013. For more information, or if you would like to get trained to teach this course, send an email
    or call the NAMI Sacramento Office at (916) 364-1642.

  1. Asian Pacific Community Counseling
    7273 14th Avenue suite 129 D, Sacramento, CA 95820 map
    Ph. (916) 383-6783 x0
    Provides mental health services to the Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, and Vietnamese communities. Includes home visits and short-term counseling.
  2. Terkensha Associates North Area mental Health Clinic
    811 Grand Avenue, Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95838 map
    Ph. (916) 922-9868 Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Provides mental health services to children and young adults 3 - 21 age group. Services authorized through children’s ACCESS Team. Walk-ins are accepted for assessments and follow-ups.
  3. River Oak Center for Children
    5445 Laurel Hills Drive, Sacramento, CA 95841 map
    Ph. (916) 609-5100 - Main, Ph. (916) 609-4031 - Outpatient, Ph. (916) 609-4935 - Community-based Services River Oak encourages you to contact Access (Ph. (916) 875-9980) if a child, youth, or teen’s behavior is impairing how he or she functions at home, school, or in the community. Examples include: Disruptive behaviors, Poor school performance, Significant conflict with friends/classmates, siblings, parents, and teachers, Challenging life experiences, including trauma and abuse.
  4. Terkensha Associates North Area mental Health Clinic
    811 Grand Avenue, Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95838 map
    Ph. (916) 922-9868 Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Provides mental health services to children and young adults 3 - 21 age group. Services authorized through children’s ACCESS Team. Walk-ins are accepted for assessments and follow-ups.
  5. Visions Unlimited- Clients referred by and authorized for services by the Sacramento County Adult or Child and Family ACCESS Teams.
    6833 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95823 map
    Ph. (916) 394-0800
    425 Pine Street, Suite 2, Galt, CA 95632 map
    Ph. (209) 745-3101
    Adult program: Counseling for individual, family and group sessions are available. We encourage family participation whenever possible, but also work on a one-to-one basis. Includes medication management, Case management and Groups are conducted for women, men, ethnic monolingual clients, and teens.
    Children Program: Mental health services are provided with sensitivity to the client's family context, with a genuine commitment to the importance of the child's family and caregivers to treatment outcomes. Collaborates with the Sacramento City and Galt Unified School District to provide mental health services to students and their families.
    Senior program: Designed to help seniors over the age of fifty five develop self sufficiency by providing culturally sensitive and appropriate case management services, home visits, referrals to resources in the community, and USDA food. Services are available to seniors who live in south central and south Sacramento County. Also offers mental health services for seniors in our community.
  6. Associated Family Therapy for Effective Recovery - mental health
    5750 Sunrise blvd., Citrus Heights, CA 95616 map
    Provides mental health with substance abuse services. A sliding scale fee based on income.
    Adolescents; Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders; Seniors/older adults; DUI/DWI offenders, children with medi-cal and sex offender classes.
 »★ Below are links to websites about Mental Health services and support
Mental Health America of Northern California Sacramento Advocacy for Family Empowerment Program
3331 Power Inn Road, Room 1C, Sacramento, CA 95826 map
Ph. (916) 875-9980 or (888) 881-4881 Toll Free Mon. Fri. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Come join our support group along with other parents and caregivers. We understand the difficulties that come with raising an emotionally challenged child; like trying to understand what your child's educational rights are and navigating the Mental Health, Child Welfare and Probation Systems.
Every Tuesday from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Location: 3331 Power Inn Rd. Room 1C. For questions, contact SAFE Program at (916) 855-5427. View the flyer>>

Advocacy and Patient's Rights

 Adult Advocate (916) 875-4710, Family Coordinator (916) 875-4183

TLCS, Inc.

650 Howe Avenue, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95825
Ph. (916) 993-4883
Intakes are through Guest House (916) 440-1500 or Adult ACCESS (916) 875-1055 TTY/TDD: (916) 874-8070 After Hours: (888) 881-4881 .
  1. Mental health services, supported housing, intensive case management services, and life skills training for adults who have a psychiatric disability, and are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Additional support and services are provided. Hope Team and People Achieving Change Together (PACT) Aimed at improving quality of life and preventing the individuals from repeatedly cycling through the system.
  2. Widening Opportunities for Rehabilitation and Knowledge (WORK) Provides vocational services, to adults who have a psychiatric disability, have been homeless and are ready to re-enter the workforce or are in need of additional support to maintain employment.
  3. TLCS Mental Health Crisis Respite Center (CRC)
    Staffed 24/7 and serves “any individual” in Sacramento County who is at least 18 years of age experiencing a mental health crisis but is not in immediate danger to self or others. There is no medical staff at the Crisis Respite Center and participation is completely voluntary. All individuals utilizing the Crisis Respite Center may be eligible to stay for up to 23 hours and expect service based in compassion, understanding and knowledge. While at the Crisis Respite Center, the primary goal is to offer a stable and supportive environment so that the “guest” is better positioned to explore their crisis with a solution oriented mindset. Every guest will leave with an individualized resource plan. If transportation to the CRC is an issue, the CRC staff may be able to help. Please call 916 RESPITE (916-737-7483)

Sacramento Mental Health Clinic
- Veterans
10535 Hospital Way, Building 649, Sacramento, CA 95655 map
Ph. (800) 382-8387 or (916) 366-5420 Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Psychiatric, psychological assessments and interventions including individual and group psychotherapy, medication management, substance abuse treatment and a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment program.

Crossroads Diversified Services, Inc

9300 Tech Center Drive, Suite 160, Sacramento, CA 95826 map
Ph. (916) 457-1900 1-866-936-4237
7011 Sylvan Road, Suite A, Citrus Heights, CA 95610 map
Ph. (916) 676-2540
Offers individuals with barriers to employment including mental illness the services they need to work competitively. Pre-screen all applicants and then thoroughly prepare them for competitive employment. No cost. Referral from Department of Rehabilitation.

Consumer Self Help

South Center 7000 Franklin Boulevard, Suite 110, Sacramento, CA 95823 map
Ph. (916) 394-9195 Mon. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
North Center 3815 Marconi Avenue, Suite 1, Sacramento, CA 95821 map
Ph. (916) 485-4175 Mon. - Thur. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Two drop-in centers offering free groups for Cognitive Behavior Skills; Anger, self-esteem, bipolar groups, laundry and more to empower individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

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