Senior Behavioral Health Program

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

As an older adult, you need a mental health care provider who understands the aging process and how it can affect mental health. 

Look to the Senior Behavioral Health program for expert psychiatric care for adults 65 and older.

Signs You or a Loved One Needs Help

Mental health issues often go unrecognized and undiagnosed, especially among older adults. You may want to consider seeking professional help if you see signs of:

  • Depression
  • Social withdrawal
  • Severe anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sleep and appetite changes
  • Loss of interest in appearance
  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Severe memory loss
  • Changes in behavior or personality

Senior Behavioral Health Clinic 

Don't Suffer in Silence

Depression is not a normal part of aging. It is a disease that can be treated. But older adults have an increased risk of depression. We can, and want to help. 

Our experts can help you even if you don't have a severe mental health issue.

As with people of any age, many older adults have general mental health care concerns. Talking with one of our senior behavioral health specialists can improve your well-being and help you maintain independence with confidence.


  • Medication management
  • Family and individual therapy
  • Diagnosis and treatment for new, unresolved or ongoing mental health issues
  • Coordination of care with other medical specialties

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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