Senior Behavioral Health Program
Emergency Help Available 24/7
For a mental health emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. You can also call the San Diego Crisis Line at 888-724-7240 for confidential, free support.
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.
Leaders in Caring for Seniors
Trust us for warm, welcoming care because we are the first medical center in San Diego to join the Age-Friendly Health System Initiative and have been recognized as Committed to Care Excellence by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.Committed to Care Excellence
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:
- Social withdrawal
- Severe anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Sleep and appetite changes
- Loss of interest in appearance
- 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.
Senior Behavioral Health Specialists
Find a mental health provider who specializes in the aging process and geriatric care.