If You Feel Unsafe
Partner abuse is never okay and there are people standing by to help, especially during this health crisis. If you can, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or text LOVEIS to 22522 for 24/7 help in English or Spanish. If you can’t call, visit TheHotline.org to learn how to create a safety plan or get immediate help with the 24/7 “Chat Now” feature.
24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline:
Click here for more resources: Emotional Support During Covid -19
As your child's primary healthcare provider we want to ensure that we are caring for the whole child, including their mental health. Please always discuss any concerns you have about your child's emotional, behavioral, or developmental health with us at every visit. If your child is seeing a therapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist please ask them to share their treatment plan with Kiwi Pediatrics.
If you are trying to find a mental health provider for your child, you do not need a referral from Kiwi Pediatrics. You can contact your insurance directly to locate preferred providers within your insurance plan.
For patients with Anthem Blue Cross Medical: Call 888-831-2246 to reach the mental health intake team
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland accepts Medical patients living in Alameda County
Below are some additional mental health resources in the community:
Family Resource Network: For families of children and youth ages 0-21 with special healthcare needs living in Alameda County
Care Parent Network: For families of children and youth ages 0-21 with special healthcare needs living in Contra Costa County
Help Me Grow: Provide free and confidential support for children ages 0-5 to ensure optimal development and mental health (Alameda County)
First 5 Contra Costa County: Provide free and confidential support for children ages 0-5 to ensure optimal development and mental health (Contra Costa County)
Alameda County Crisis Support: 24 hour crisis support line 1-800-309-2131
Fussy Baby Program: Sponsored by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland's early childhood mental health department
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: List of resources for families
24 hour Parent Support Hotline: 800-829-3777