Inpatient Psychiatric Care

For adults who need the highest level of psychiatric care, we offer inpatient care within a fully staffed medical and surgical hospital.

Our inpatient units provide a caring and compassionate environment for serious mental health conditions.

Adult Neuropsychiatric & Behavioral Medicine Unit

This is a locked, 18-bed, self-contained area that provides comprehensive and intensive therapeutic services for adults with severe functional and organic psychiatric disorders. The primary focus of this unit is to offer treatment for emergent symptoms. It also prepares patients for follow-up treatment in a less restrictive setting.

We emphasize maximum patient engagement and active problem-solving. We also embrace a comprehensive approach to treatment and recovery that includes mental health, social and medical care services.

Geriatric Inpatient Unit

We offer a highly respected Senior Behavioral Health program that provides inpatient care in a comfortable, safe setting. Our facility is specially designed for the needs of older adults with acute mental health disorders. Our care teams include nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and pharmacists, with expertise in geriatric care. Admission is voluntary and available only to adults 65 and older for short-term treatment.

Older adults with sub-acute psychiatric problems or those who need transitional care from an inpatient setting may want to consider treatment through our Senior Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program.

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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