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Behavioral and Mental Health Care

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COVID-19 update: Our mental health care providers are seeing patients. Video visits are available for many appointment types. For in-person visits, we have implemented additional safety measures to protect you and our caregivers. Call 858-534-7792, and we will guide you to the most appropriate type of care.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a behavioral or mental health condition, you are not alone. Mental and behavioral health conditions are common and yet often go undiagnosed and untreated.

Trust us to compassionately diagnose and treat your mental or behavioral health condition because our providers are experts in their fields, actively working to advance evidence-based care.

If you have never seen a mental health care professional, you can make an appointment by calling 858-534-7792 (PSYC) and come talk to someone who can put you or a loved one on a path to well-being. 

Please note that some of our programs are only available to UC San Diego Health patients. Switch your care to UC San Diego Health.

General Psychiatry Services

If you have a common mental or behavioral health concern, it can be important that you see a mental health professional who is knowledgeable about the issues common to your stage of life. This is why our general psychiatric care services are tailored to:

Specialty Care for Specific Conditions


Inpatient Care

General Psychiatry Services for Adults

We treat a range of common mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and issues related to work or relationships.

Depending on your condition and individual needs, your care team may include a licensed psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, psychologist and / or clinical social worker.  Together, they provide medication evaluation and management, as well as individual, group and couple‚Äôs therapy. 

If you need specialized care services, including hospital-based services, we can refer you to the right provider.

Signs that You May Need Help

Mental health conditions are treatable. You should consider making an appointment with a mental health care provider, if you feel "off" or have any of the following:

  • Depression 
  •  Social withdrawal 
  • Anxiety 
  • Sleep and appetite changes 
  • Loss of interest in appearance 
  • Changes in behavior or personality 
  • Attention or concentration difficulties

How to Become a Patient

General adult psychiatry appointments require internal referral from a UC San Diego Health provider. Become a UC San Diego Health patient.

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

All patients at UC San Diego Health have important patient rights, which we value and respect.

Appointments & Referrals

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.


Before scheduling an appointment, please make sure we accept your behavioral health insurance plan.

Please also check your eligibility of benefits with your insurance company to make sure your care is covered.

If you have questions about your behavioral health care coverage, you can also call us at 858-249-3560 for assistance.

Clinic Locations

Hillcrest La Jolla 4S Ranch

Hospital Locations

Hillcrest La Jolla