PREP’s mission is to transform the treatment of psychosis by intervening early with culturally competent assessment and diagnosis, and by delivering the most effective multi-faceted treatment focused on wellness and achieving recovery. We also help to educate the community and combat stigma.


PREP assists youth and young adults aged 16-24 in Alameda County who have experienced a recent-onset of psychosis by offering direct and accessible clinical services.


The current treatment of people living with psychosis often assumes a relentless decline in function. At PREP, we believe our comprehensive approach will enable people with early psychosis to resume productive and rewarding lives. Our staff members also understand the cultural diversity of Alameda County and are sensitive to the backgrounds of each individual.


Services include:


Rigorous early assessment – We provide a rapid response and assessment to identify the early symptoms of psychosis.

Strength-based care management – We believe that individual empowerment is essential to recovery, so we provide a client-centered approach that focuses on supporting the strengths of each individual and addressing their unmet needs.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis – Our clinicians utilize this most current therapeutic method for assisting clients in overcoming psychosis.

Judicious medication management – Our medical staff specialize in psychosis and provide treatment based on an individual’s specific needs.

Multifamily groups – We offer psycho-educational groups bringing together clients and their families (or the support network defined by each client) to explore new strategies for problem solving and ways of coping.

Peer and family mutual support groups – We provide a safe and respectful environment for participants to gain support and insight from others involved in the program.

Co-occurring substance abuse services – For clients with substance abuse issues, we provide education and rehabilitation that addresses the connection between risky behaviors and harmful outcomes.

Supported education and vocational assistance – We support clients in their progression towards meaningful employment or education based on the specific goals of each individual.

The PREP Program is funded by the statewide Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), passed in 2004 to reform California’s public mental health system to provide those from at-risk, underserved and unserved communities free public mental health services.


To learn more about PREP, you may call toll free 1-888-535-PREP (7737), or contact the local PREP office at 510-318-6100. Visit their website for more information and a referral form for providers.


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22971 Sutro Street HAYWARD, CA 94541

(510) 728 - 8600

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