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Patient & Family Support Services: Appointments and Locations

Scheduling an Appointment

  • UC San Diego Health patients (includes all Moores Cancer Center patients): Referrals should come from your oncologist or palliative care provider. Please have them obtain insurance authorization for mental health services, or you may obtain them from your insurer yourself. Then call 858-822-5381 for an appointment.
  • If you are not a registered UC San Diego Health patient, call 800-926-8273 to register. (For more information, see  Request an Appointment.) Then call your insurer to obtain authorization to receive mental health services, and then call 858-822-5381 to schedule an appointment.


  • Some insurance plans use a different carrier for mental health benefits. If this is the case, please check with your mental health carrier to determine coverage and other insurance issues.
  • If your insurance company will not cover mental health services at UC San Diego Health (whether or not you are a registered UC San Diego Health patient), we may be able to work with them to allow you to be seen, given that we offer specialized services. Please start by calling your mental health carrier, but if you need further assistance, call us at 858-822-5381.

In a mental health emergency, call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, or call the San Diego County Referral Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240.


Outpatient services are available at Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla.

Inpatient services are available at:

We also offer limited in-home services; call 858-822-5381 for more information.

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Patient & Family Support Services: 858-822-5381

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