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Help in a Crisis

Urgent Care

If you suspect a medical problem is critical or life-threatening,
the most important thing to remember is call 911. Don’t wait,
don’t hesitate, just call.

Marin General Emergency Room 1-415-925-7200

Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) 1-415-473-6666 x24

Novato Community Hospital Emergency Room 1-415-209-1350

Kaiser Medical Center Emergency Room 1-415-444-2400

Emergency, fire, and medical: 911. If you have to contact your local police department, ask for a Crisis Intervention Team Officer (CIT) and request a 5150 evaluation. Stay calm and be prepared.

24 Hour Crisis Lines

Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling 1-415-499-1100

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

24-Hour Grief Counseling Hotline 1-415-499-1195

Center for Domestic Peace


English   1-415-924-6616

Spanish  1-415-924-3456

Men   1-415-924-1070

MEN’S 24-Hour HOTLINE   1-415-924-1070

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1, or online chat at

Community Action Marin (CAM)

  • C.A.R.E. Team I,     1-847-1266 Mobile outreach program for mentally ill people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
  • C.A.R.E. Team II,   1-847-6798 Central San Rafael Area
  • Family Partnership
    • Family Partner Adult System of Care 1-415-473-4382
    • Youth Empowerment Services (YES) 1-415-473-7814
  • Warm Line 1-459-6330 Phone support for peers. Operated by peers through the Enterprise Resource Center.

NAMI Marin Helpline 1-415-444-0480, 1-3 pm. Monday-Friday

NAMI (National) Helpline  1-800-950-6264 between 6am to 3pm (10am to 6 pm, ET) Monday through Friday

Prepare for a Crisis

Community Action Marin (CAM) offers Crisis Planning. Call Seth Friedrich 1-415-306-3289 or Jennifer Mann 302-0753 for an appointment.

Also download and prepare the following documents:

• 911 Crisis Call Script Guidelines
Authorization Release Forms
Inmate Mental Health Information Form
• If you need assistance visiting an inmate at the Marin County Jail, who has a mental illness, please call prisoner services at 415-473-7268.