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Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

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.

UC San Diego Health helps individuals and families affected by mental health concerns and illness, with effective and compassionate mental health 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

We deliver evidence-based approaches to help people of all ages improve quality of life and daily life functioning. We have services for:

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.

Our patients benefit from having a care plan that draws on the expertise of licensed psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, psychologists and clinical social workers. We provide outpatient medication evaluation and management, as well as goal-focused individual, group and couple’s therapy. 

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

Signs that May Indicate the Need for Help

Mental health issues often go unrecognized and undiagnosed. Some signs that a person could benefit from evaluation and potential treatment include: 

  • 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

Clinic Locations

Hillcrest La Jolla 4S Ranch

Hospital Locations

Hillcrest La Jolla


UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans. Please check your eligibility of benefits with your insurance company. For some of our specialty psychiatry and behavioral health services, you may need to be an existing UC San Diego Health patient to receive care.