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Psychiatric Specialty Care Services

UC San Diego Health provides expert specialty care for specific conditions and diagnoses. Our clinics are staffed by teams of licensed psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers.

We offer our patients:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric and psychological evaluations
  • Medication treatment and management
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Specialized group therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mentalization-based therapy
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Psychiatric consultations for individuals referred by outside clinicians

As part of the region's only academic medical center, our clinicians have expertise that may not be widely available elsewhere. Our specialty psychiatric and behavioral health services include:

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.


UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans. Please check your eligibility of benefits (EOB) with your insurance company. Some mental health services are only available to existing UC San Diego Health patients.