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Twenty First Street VA Clinic

The Oakland Behavioral Health Clinic provides a full range of mental health and substance abuse treatment services including, including treatment for drug and alcohol-related dependencies, medication management, methadone maintenance, individual, group therapy, Homeless Outreach Program and a Compensated Work Therapy Program.

Location and contact information

Address

525 21st Street
Oakland, CA 94612-1605

Phone numbers

Main phone: 510-587-3400

Clinical hours

  • Mon: 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue: 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed: 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu: 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri: 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
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Prepare for your visit

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Shuttle service to nearby 19th Street BART station (as well as the San Francisco VA Medical Center) is available to Twenty First Street Clinic patients and employees. Pick-up and drop-off takes place at the Oakland VA Clinic, located at 2221 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94612, two blocks from the Twenty First Street Clinic. 

Oakland Clinic Shuttle Information

Oakland Shuttle Reservation Line: 510-267-7815 or 415-221-4810, ext. 22367

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Health services offered here

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Addiction and substance abuse care

We can help you overcome substance use problems from unhealthy alcohol use to life-threatening addiction. We match our services—like counseling, group therapy or medication—to your specific needs.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

We help Veterans on their recovery journey through outpatient and inpatient services. Our residential facility helps Veterans deal with substance abuse, homelessness, mental health, and unemployment through its 24-hour therapeutic and educational programs like:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health maintenance
  • Community support

Learn more about our VA treatment programs

Homeless Veteran care

If you’re homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we can help. We offer many programs and services, including free health care. And we can help you connect with resources in your community.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

We help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail. Contact one of our care coordinators to get help with:

  • Immediate food and shelter needs, including both transitional and permanent housing
  • Job training, life skills development, and education
  • Justice system navigation and community reentry from jail
  • Financial support to prevent homelessness
  • Addiction and depression treatment
  • Health and dental care

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Mental health care

Common conditions: addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD

If you’re struggling with issues like PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. All VA health care facilities offer same-day help. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

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Our medical center and clinics provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a range of issues that may impact your mental health or emotional well-being. Our confidential outpatient services include individual and group therapy for:

  • Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety, addictive behaviors, and personality disorders
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors
  • Veteran outreach program

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Vocational rehabilitation and employment programs

We can help you reach your job and career goals with one-on-one support, counseling, and training.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

We help Veterans with physical and mental health challenges find and keep jobs. We help you find jobs through our long-term partnerships with business, industry, and government agencies. We offer 3 services:

  • Our transitional work program matches Veteran’s skills with a specific job and provides supervision to help them gain work experience
  • Our supported employment program provides long-term support for Veterans with serious mental illnesses or physical disabilities to help them compete for jobs in their communities
  • Our vocational assistance program trains Veterans living at our residential facility to improve their job-search and career development skills

Learn more about VA vocational rehabilitation

Whole health

Whole health puts you at the center of care, rather than your illnesses or conditions. We work with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

Whole Health 

About Whole Health

Whole Health is VA’s cutting-edge approach to care that supports your health and well-being. Whole Health centers around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. This means your health team will get to know you as a person, before working with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

Find out how you can #LiveWholeHealth from home through VA’s ongoing self-care blog series. This series highlights Whole Health resources—such as video sessions for yoga or meditation—that you can follow along at home to live healthier and happier.

How to Get Started

Start a conversation with your health team about your needs and priorities, or learn about Whole Health practices from other Veterans through the Taking Charge of My Life and Health course or our Whole Health Passport Group.  (Ask your care team for a Whole Health Consult to enroll.)

VA staff and Veteran peers will support and guide you through the Personal Health Inventory self-assessment and help you create your Personal Health Plan. What matters to you will shape your plan and drive your choice of Well-being Programs and clinical treatments.

The road to better health and well-being starts here, with you.

Care we provide at VA San Francisco health care

Our whole health approach empowers and equips you to take charge of your health, well-being, and quality of life. Whole health goes beyond your illnesses, injuries, or disabilities, and focuses instead on your values, goals, and overall health. It includes self-care and complementary therapies along with conventional medical care. Our whole health program includes:

  • Acupuncture to help you manage pain without drugs
  • Meditation and mindfulness training
  • Yoga, tai chi, and qi gong classes
  • Massage and manual therapy

Learn more about VA whole health

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