Sausal Creek

Last updated 7/27/2016 from site visit on June 4th (see site visit binder).


ALL SERVICES ARE FREE. Comprehensive mental health services, like a mental health "urgent care," not as much of a long term place, but rather for people who need to be seen soon (medication, counseling, etc).

Sausal Creek Outpatient Stabilization Clinic (“Sausal Creek”) provides services to any adult in Alameda County who feels that they cannot wait for routine mental health outpatient care. The clinic is open to referrals and walk-ins. Services are provided for people in acute distress or discomfort as a result of mental illness, difficulty with medications, or personal/family crisis.

Sausal Creek is a voluntary program providing a safe, respectful environment where people in crisis can receive mental health services. People can leave any time they choose. Our program is operated by Telecare Corporation under contract with Alameda County in California.

Locations and Directions

Best for people with car because it is somewhat hard to get to, but has a parking lot. In Fruitvale. Requires either 2 bus rides or a Bart then a Bus (1.5 miles from Fruitvale BART). Neighborhood somewhat unsafe.

2620 26th Ave. Oakland CA 94601

Note that it is on a very small, residential looking street.

How To Get Services

Best to come around 8am for drop in to be in/out ASAP and guarantee being seen.

Referring agencies may call our main number at 510-437-2363 during business hours to speak with a clinician. We welcome walk-ins.
Drop-Ins only, likely to be seen same day, though wait may be long.

Hours of Operation

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
Holidays: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Psychiatrist leaves around 5:30pm on weekdays.
Stop admitting clients 1 hour prior to closing.

Languages Available

Others can possibly be arranged


Adult residents (age 18+) of Alameda County who feel they cannot wait for routine mental health outpatient care. Primarily, Low-income/uninsured/MediCal.
Those with private insurance are not seen. BERKELEY RESIDENTS NOT SEEN, as City of Berkeley has own mental health department.


  • Access to psychiatrists, nurses, licensed staff
  • Assessment and medication evaluation
  • Problem resolution
  • Counseling
  • Referals
  • Follow-up visits/contacts
  • Prescription for 7 days worth of medication can be given if there is no scheduled psychiatric appt. Sausal Creek will find an appt.
  • Can administer injection with 24hrs notice if patient brings meds.

Not Treated

  • Those with Dementia
  • Those with a history of violence/exhibiting violence
  • Mental health emergencies
  • People under 18

Crisis Services

Psychiatric assessments by a psychiatrist are typically available on-site between the hours of 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. during the week. When possible, please call ahead to confirm the psychiatrist’s schedule.


County funded, all services free. No patients with private health insurance.

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