The Road to Recovery Begins with PREP

PREP1Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP) was founded in 2006 as a partnership between Felton Institute and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

PREP was established with a commitment among the partners to seamlessly integrate a number of evidence-based practices that have demonstrated their effectiveness in addressing the needs of individuals experiencing early psychosis. The partnership was formed with shared a vision of what could be done by relying upon research and the experience of other exemplary programs to guide the way.

PREP borrows from effective programs operating in England, Australia, Maine, and Oregon. Initially utilizing funding from the Gap, Wells Fargo, the Margoes Foundation, the Chicago Community Trust, and support from Family Service Agency’s annual fund, the PREP Program began delivering services in 2007.

PREP has served over 500 individuals in five Northern California Counties, with funding from Mental Health Services Act and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Fund. PREP is the most compre¬hensive treatment program for early psychosis west of the Eastern seaboard.

Felton’s PREP program was featured on a story by the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.

Currently Felton Institute runs 4 PREP sites across Northern California: San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, and Monterey Counties.

PREP ProgramPREP actively participates in community outreach to educate partners and the public about the program and encouraging screenings and consultations.

You can learn more about PREP, contact PREP to schedule a presentation or get more information for yourself or a loved one, by visiting the PREP website at is dedicated to the early intervention and treatment Early Psychosis and Bipolar I Disorder.

Felton is excited to announce that the PREP model has been adapted for the early intervention and treatment of Bipolar I Disorder. The program is called the Bipolar Early Assessment and Management program, or BEAM for short.

PREP and BEAM represent the years of research, training and development undertaken by Felton Institute to create a comprehensive program of care that is innovative, cutting edge and combines evidence-based practices.

PREP San Francisco
6221 Geary Blvd., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 614-5970

PREP Alameda
1814 Franklin Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (888) 535-7737

PREP San Mateo
1108 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
Referral Line: (650) 458-0026 x2654
Main: (650) 458-0026

PREP Salinas/Monterey
909A Blanco Circle
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 424-5033

PREP "Voices" - A personal account of the success experienced through the Felton PREP program. 

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Felton PREP “Voices” booklet




PREP is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1C1-12-0001 from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.


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