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For residents seeking additional mental support during this time, please see the resources below:

Emergency Mental Health Support:

If you are experiencing a mental or emotional crisis, call Contra Costa County's 24-hour Access Line at 1-888-678-7277 for mental health resources, or the Contra Costa Crisis Center at 1-800-833-2900 for 24-hour crisis support.

You can also call the  Contra Costa County Helpline for social and health services at 2-1-1 (toll free from any phone).

Click here to read more about mental health support from Contra Costa County


Non-Emergency Mental Health Support:

Discovery Counseling Center

Discovery Counseling Center is a local non-profit organization that offers mental health services on a sliding scale based on family income.

If you need help during this difficult time, call (925) 837-0505. You can leave a message with a convenient call-back time and the team will contact you as soon as possible.

Although offices in Danville and San Ramon remain closed because of the COVID-19 crisis, Discovery Counseling Center therapists continue to provide critical mental health wellness services via tele-health either with a phone or video session.

Primary Care Providers

Mental health is a covered condition under insurance. You can contact your primary care provider for a referral to covered services.

MediCal Health Access Line

Primary care providers can also provide referrals for MediCal patients. You can also call the Mental Health Access Line toll-free, 24 hours a day at 1-888-678-7277.

Click here to read more about services if you have MediCal


Virtual Town Hall on Mental Health Awareness | April 14, 2021

On April 14, 2021, the San Ramon Police Department (SRPD), Discovery Counseling Center, and Contra Costa County's Mental Health Evaluation Team hosted a panel on Mental Health Awareness, moderated by Corporal Rachel Echelmeier of the San Ramon Police Department.

Panelists include:

  • Chief Craig Stevens, San Ramon Police Department
  • Kathy Chiverton, Discovery Counseling Center
  • BJ Henry, Discovery Counseling Center
  • James Lancaster, Clinician, Contra Costa County Mental Health Evaluation Team
  • Officer James Davis, Mental Health Officer, Walnut Creek Police Department
  • Scott Chavez, Outreach and Training Coordinator, Contra Costa Crisis Center
  • Captain Denton Carlson, San Ramon Police Department

Watch the full recording below, or click here to watch on YouTube.