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San Francisco Mental Health Peer-Run Warm Line
Emotional support and information about mental health resources. As peers, we have also had our own mental health challenges and use that experience to help others who may be struggling now. Monday-Friday, 12-8pm; chat option available at www.mentalhealthsf.org
DUCC is a social model rehabilitation approach to crisis intervention. The program is designed to assist SFGH Psychiatric Emergency (PES) and other hospital emergency services by accepting adult clients in psychiatric crisis who do not require hospitalization but who are currently taken to PES for evaluation and treatment. Call and ask for a clinician to present a client. In many cases we can help arrange transportation.
DUCC takes referrals from Mobile Crisis, SFPD, community mental health clinics, case managers, outside clinics, PES triage and medical emergency rooms.
Jail Psychiatric Services
a part of Haight Asbury Free Clinics, Inc. has been providing psychiatric treatment to inmates at the San Francisco City and County Jail System since March of 1973. JPS offers a full spectrum of mental health care including evaluation and assessments, crisis intervention, individual treatment, group treatment, referral for hospitalization, day treatment program services, a sheltered living unit and after care services.
An inmate may self-refer OR concerned family or friends may request JPS intervention. Most referrals are made by jail medical services, the sheriff’s department and the courts. JPS also accepts referrals form the San Francisco Community Mental Health System and private practitioners
Jail Aftercare Services is a program component of Jail Psychiatric Services. With Aftercare Services, JPS is reaching out to a special population: The chronically mentally ill inmate who may also have a concurrent substance abuse problem (the dually diagnosed) and who may or may not be connected to community resources.
The JPS administrative office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information or to make a referral, please call 415-995-1700 or go to their website at http://www.jailpsych.org/index.html