Behavioral & Mental Health Care

Emergency Help Available 24/7

For a mental health emergency, call 988 or go to the nearest emergency room. 988 is the national suicide and crisis hotline. You can also call the San Diego Crisis Line at 888-724-7240 for confidential, free support.

UC San Diego Health Emergency Departments

If you or a loved one is struggling with a behavioral mental health condition, you are not alone.

These conditions are common and treatable. Look to us to compassionately diagnose and treat your behavioral or mental health condition. UC San Diego Health's mental health professionals are experts in their fields, actively working to advance evidence-based care.

Video: Focus on Mental Health

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When to See a Mental Health Professional

Behavioral and mental health conditions often go undiagnosed and untreated. You are encouraged to seek professional help if you feel "off" or have any of the following:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Attention or concentration difficulties
  • Changes in sleep and appetite
  • Changes in behavior or personality
  • Social withdrawal or loss of interest in appearance

Mental Health Care Services

We offer a range of services to meet your specific needs and preferences, including:

Behavioral Health Plans Accepted

We accept behavioral health insurance and most insurance plans that are offered to UC San Diego Health employees. You're encouraged to verify that UC San Diego Health is an in-network provider.

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Clinical Trials

Advancing Care for Behavioral and Mental Health

UC San Diego Health clinicians are actively researching ways to improve behavioral and mental health care. By joining a clinical trial, you may receive a new behavioral and mental health treatment before it's available to the public. If your condition has not responded to standard therapies, talk to your doctor about whether a clinical trial could be right for you.