Oakland Behavioral Health Clinic – VA San Francisco Health Care System


525 21st Street
Oakland, CA 94612


Monday8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday8:00am – 4:30pm


(510) 587-3400


Clinic Description

Oakland Behavioral Health Clinic, part of the VA San Francisco Health Care System in Oakland, California, offers alcohol and drug rehab services. The center provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT), outpatient programs (OP), and aftercare services for veterans and their families. Specialized programs are available for homeless/indigent persons. Referrals are required to enter the program.

At Oakland Behavioral Health Clinic, clients are evaluated and assigned to a case management team. Clinicians administer FDA-approved prescriptions, including methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone, naltrexone, acamprosate, disulfiram, topiramate, bupropion, and varenicline to address alcohol, substance, and tobacco use disorder to reduce cravings and ease withdrawal pains. Clients are monitored throughout the treatment to prevent relapse..

In addition to medication management, clients participate in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches to build emotional wellness. Motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement therapy are also used to develop life skills and strengthen the clients’ resilience. Clients may become eligible for other clinical services, including career coaching and holistic therapy. Clients may also be referred to outside treatment facilities for specialized care.

Oakland Behavioral Health Clinic is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Oakland Behavioral Health Clinic offers self-pay and financing options. The center may be in-network with insurance providers such as Aetna, Beacon, BlueCross/BlueShield, ChampVA, Cigna, Humana, Magellan Health, Optum, TRICARE, and United Healthcare. Please check your insurance provider for coverage and out-of-network benefits.`

Levels of Care

  • Outpatient Rehab
  • Inpatient Rehab

Medications Offered

  • Methadone
  • Acamprosate
  • Disulfiram
  • Buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone (Vivitrol)


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