Hotline/Crisis Intervention

Hotlines and crisis intervention services, such as those listed below, can be helpful when a troubling situation arises. Examples of such situations include attempted or anticipated suicide, bizarre or unusual behavior, inability to manage basic self-care, and presence in a potentially abusive or dangerous situation.


Emergency Resources

If you need immediate help, please reach out to one of the following resources.

National Suicide Prevention/Crisis Line

(800)-273-TALK  (1-800-273-8255)
24/7/365 hotline

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

(415) 781-0500
24/7/365 hotline

Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention

(415) 752-3778
24/7/365 hotline

San Francisco General Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services

(415) 206-8125
24/7/365 intake (for mental health emergencies)
1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Child Crisis Services

(415) 970-3800
24/7/365 hotline

Specifically for children. Offers home visit for evaluation and treatment.

Westside Crisis Clinic

(415) 355-0311 ext. 5
Monday-Friday 8:00am-7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
245 11th Street
San Francisco, CA

Offers immediate help for those suffering from an emotional crisis.

Non-Emergency Resources

San Francisco Peer Run Warm Line

(855) 845-7415
Monday-Friday, 7:00am-11:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, 11:00am-7:00pm

Peer counseling providing emotional support and information about mental health resources.

Friendship Line (Institute on Aging)

(800) 971-0016

The Friendship Line at Institute on Aging is the nation’s only 24-hour toll-free hotline for older and disabled adults. Trained staff and volunteers make and receive calls to and from individuals who are either in crisis or just in need of a friend.

Mental Health Association of San Francisco

(415) 421-2926
870 Market Street, Suite 928
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Contact us for information about mental health and various mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, clinical anxiety, schizophrenia, and more. We also provide information and referrals for mental health treatment and other community resources. MHA-SF does not provide direct clinical services.

San Francisco County Behavioral Health ACCESS

(415) 255-3737
(888) 246-3333
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

ACCESS is the first point of contact for individuals enrolled in Medicaid, Medi-Cal, Healthy San Francisco, and other state healthcare programs. ACCESS can also assist individuals in enrolling for healthcare and finding mental health services.


(415) 808-HELP
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:30pm

Provides information and referrals for mental health services and information for self-help groups in Bay Area. English, Spanish, and Chinese operators

San Francisco Psychological Association

(415) 681-3063

Information and referrals for mental health services. Multi-lingual

Northern California Psychiatric Society

(415) 334-2418
1631 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Information about mental health practice specialties. Referrals to mental health practitioners.

Community Health Network of San Francisco

(415) 206-5166

Patient advocate visitor’s center.

Network of Support for Community Living

Comprehensive, Internet-based community resource for the adults with disabilities and seniors, as well as their caregivers and service providers.

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