The Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic (MHUCC), in partnership with Sacramento County, is a walk-in clinic for individuals with an urgent mental health need. The MHUCC is a client-centered program that focuses on providing immediate relief to individuals and families in distress. The program intends to avert psychiatric emergency room visits and involuntary hospitalizations. The goal of MHUCC is to foster recovery for individuals and families through the promotion of hope and wellness. The clinic provides quiet rooms as a place for individuals and families to safely and comfortably address their crisis and distress, including specific rooms designed to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and adults.
As a walk-in clinic, the MHUCC welcomes anyone experiencing mental health distress regardless of age and ability to pay. Individuals experiencing non-psychiatric emergencies are encouraged to visit their local emergency room or call 911.
Examples of who might access the urgent care clinic:
• Someone not currently linked to services experiences an unexpected crisis. Clinic staff will provide triage, assessment, and referrals for qualifying services and resources.
• Someone who has been linked to outpatient services but needs to access psychiatric care before it is available where they have been referred. Clinic staff will provide needed urgent care services and communicate treatment with primary provider.
• An individual who is linked to an outpatient provider but missed an appointment and is in need of urgent psychiatric care and medication. Clinic staff will provide needed services, communicate treatment with primary provider, and may set a limit on frequency of urgent care clinic use.
• An individual presenting with a primary substance use disorder or who may be under the influence will be assessed and offered linkage to on-going alcohol and drug treatment services.
• Linked or unlinked individuals experiencing a mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse crisis when their assigned provider is closed, after-hours, or during the weekends/holiday. Clinic staff can help avert the need for an emergency department visit by providing urgent care services, communicating treatment with the outpatient provider (if linked), and arranging appropriate follow-up care.
- Peer and family support
- A safe space for individuals and families
- Referral and linkage to on-going services and community supports
- Integrated co-occurring mental health and substance abuse crisis assessment
- Crisis intervention and counseling to avert the need for inpatient hospitalization
- Psychiatric medication evaluation *Excluding controlled medications *No medication is kept on site
Address: 2130 Stockton Boulevard, Building 300, Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 520-2460
Hours: Weekdays 10am-10pm, Weekends & Holidays 10am-6pm