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Health Council in Oakland, CA

Health Council - Mental Health Department in Oakland provides comprehensive mental health and drug rehab services, including MAT, crisis services, and school-based programs, accredited by SAMHSA and free for Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

About Health Council

Health Council - Mental Health Department in Oakland, California, offers comprehensive outpatient mental health and drug rehab services for adults, adolescents, and children. With a focus on case management, school-based programs, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid misuse, they provide individualized care to support recovery.

  • MAT services include FDA-approved medications, dispensing hours, and individual and group counseling to help clients manage cravings and reduce relapse risk.
  • Separate outpatient mental health programs for youth and adults offer crisis services, therapy, case management, and referrals to additional treatment when needed.
  • School-based behavioral health services are available to eligible students at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary.

Health Council - Mental Health Department is accredited by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), ensuring high-quality care for their clients. Services are free of charge for Medi-Cal beneficiaries, and they may refer participants to additional services that accept various private health insurance plans.

The facility treats a range of issues, including alcoholism, opioid addiction, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, drug addiction, and mental health disorders. They offer detox, drug rehab, dual-diagnosis treatment, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient programs to cater to different levels of care and support individuals in their recovery journey.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • 5 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 5 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 14 Therapies & Programs
  • Multiple Locations



Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Recovering from any type of substance abuse is a long process, but it is one of the most worthwhile and life changing events any addicted person will ever go through. This is a combination of detoxing the body, rehabilitation, and recovery. There is also therapy, aftercare, and support during the entire process.

While substance abuse can take over a person’s life, it is something that can also be overcame by professionals at Health Council in Oakland, CA

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment at Health Council

With so many people struggling with opioid addiction, opioid addiction treatment is more critical than ever before. Patients often take opioids when they face a painful injury. When someone begins taking opioids such as Vicodin or oxycodone differently than how the medications were prescribed, this points to opioid addiction.

Stopping these types of medications abruptly is not safe. That is where opioid addiction treatment at Health Council in Oakland, CA comes in. Most opioid addiction treatment facilities start with detox and move to rehabilitation services while providing medical support during the process.

Getting over an opioid addiction takes time and determination, but with the right support and resources, those struggling with opioid addiction can recover and move forward with their lives.


An underlying cause often brings about addiction. Mental disorders can lie at the center, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or anxiety disorder. As well as the cause of the addiction, a dual diagnosis by Health Council helps to treat the addiction. This ensures that after treatment is complete, the patient will not fall back on old practices.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Detox is a drug rehab process that begins before the actual drug rehab treatment. It is used to remove any residual toxins left in your body (and brain) after using drugs, and it is used with the intent to help you or your loved one complete drug rehab.

If you are addicted to opiates like heroin, methadone, or prescription painkillers, you will detox with medication. This is because the withdrawal symptoms are often more intense and uncomfortable for an opiate addict than for someone who has abused or is dependent on other drugs, like cocaine.

An intensive outpatient program is a good option for someone in California with a milder or less severe addiction. An IOP may involve daily meetings at a treatment facility, along with personal counseling and peer meetings. Some IOP programs offer half-day treatment, while others offer full-day programs. Health Council‘s IOP is customized per individual.

Outpatient treatment is treatment that occurs when a patient is not checked into a rehab facility. The patient may show up for therapy sessions, go through detox and engage in other therapies to help them recover. However, they will do so while they live at home in California.

Outpatient therapy provided by Health Council is usually recommended as a follow up to inpatient therapy. It helps patients adapt to their normal lives after treatment. In some cases, it can also be an alternative to inpatient treatment. People may choose this route if they are unable to leave their jobs, children or if they don’t have the money for inpatient treatment. However, inpatient treatment is the best way to recover from addiction.

Therapies & Programs

Individual professional counseling or individual therapy refers to the one-on-one interaction between a patient and his or her counselor. Individual therapy allows for more privacy, one that group interactions can’t provide. Therefore, it becomes easier for a person to unload and become more open to his or her counselor.

Another benefit of individual therapy at Health Council in Oakland, CA is that all sessions aim to speed up a single person’s progress. It makes it easier for the counselor and the patient to deal with the central issues, which are likely the culprits of substance addiction.

Once the roots of the problems are addressed, it becomes less challenging for a recovering patient to maintain sobriety and brush off temptations.

Going through couple’s therapy at Health Council in California allows for both partners to be on the same page regarding addiction recovery. Whether one or both members of the couple struggled with addiction, they can both improve the odds of recovery with couple’s therapy. This teaches how to communicate effectively, avoid relapse triggers, and build a healthy lifestyle to maintain sobriety.

Families are not always as supportive as they could be, but by opting for family therapy, many recovering addicts are able to understand their addiction and get the support they need to get sober. These therapy sessions at Health Council in Oakland, CA involve all members of the family who play a role in the recovering person’s daily life. They work together to overcome past issues, avoid triggers, and remain strong and supportive of each other.

In group therapy, the patient undergoes sessions with other patients dealing with similar problems under the guidance of a trained counselor. The members of the group interact with each other and talk freely about their issues. The recovery of members of the group from the problems that they face gives the patients confidence that they can also overcome their addiction.

Group therapy at Health Council reduces the feeling of loneliness and improves the coping skills of the patients. Group therapy provides patients with continuous feedback from other members. The group dynamics ensure that members start having some structure and routine in their lives.

Trauma therapy zeroes in on traumatic incidents that a Health Council patient in Oakland, California has encountered in the past, recent or not. It’s been widely known that trauma can make an individual resort to alcohol or other substances to mask their troubles. The goal of trauma therapy is to help the patient see beyond the trauma and move forward.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. Talking through issues can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. CBT is a healthy way Health Council addresses some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in a persons life.

Nutrition therapy involves providing healthy diet and improving the eating habits of the patient. Expert dieticians provide individualized meal plan, that addresses the specific nutritional deficiencies. Nutrition therapy also teaches the associated life skills such as cooking healthy food and grocery shopping. It helps to overcome the food cravings that are seen in certain addictions.

NRT, also known as nicotine replacement therapy, allows someone to get the effects of nicotine without chewing or smoking. It is often done with a patch, allowing those who want to quit relying on nicotine to better manage their cravings. As the cravings get easier to manage, the doses of nicotine get reduced until nicotine is no longer needed.

Patient Experience

Experiential Therapy at Health Council

Experiential therapy can involve acting, props, arts and crafts, animal care or other tools. It can help revisit and heal from past traumas. Trust between the therapist at Health Council and individual is important for success and grown over the stay.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Health Council Location and Directions
    700 Adeline St
    Oakland, CA 94607

    Phone Number
    (510) 835-9610

    Additional Locations

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    Health Council Location and Directions

    700 Adeline St
    Oakland, CA 94607
    (510) 835-9610


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Seniors (65+), Teenagers

    Modality Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

    Ventura County Behavioral Health

    Listed May 26, 2021

    Updated July 8, 2024

    Oakland, California Addiction and Treatment

    More than 3 million of California's citizens are addicted to illegal drugs. Almost 800,000 people use hard drugs, almost 5 million use marijuana, and another 2.1 million abuse alcohol every year. Other substance abuse issues such as binge drinking and teen drug use are also common. Many illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico.

    Oakland's a city where outdoor lovers flock to Lake Merritt while art aficionados immerse themselves in the Oakland Museum of California. Yet amidst its vibrancy, opioid overdose deaths surged 40% from 2019 to 2020, with fentanyl contributing to over 71% of drug overdose fatalities nationwide in 2021. Emergency room visits for non-fatal overdoses saw a staggering 28.5% spike between 2018 and 2020.

    Treatment in Nearby Cities

    Centers near Health Council

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    LifeLong East Bay Community Recovery Project
    2545 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
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    925 Brockhurst street, Emeryville, CA, 94608
    17 Embarcadero Cv, Oakland, CA 94606
    3837-3845 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94609
    Bay Area Community Services - Towne House Wellness Center
    2975 Sacramento street, Berkeley, CA, 94702
    3124 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA, 94601

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