Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Medicine Unit

(619) 543-2827

The Inpatient Psychiatric Service is a locked, 18-bed, self-contained unit which provides comprehensive and intensive therapeutic services for adults with functional and organic psychiatric disorders severe enough to require inpatient care. The primary focus of this unit is to provide treatment for emergent symptoms and to prepare patients for follow-up treatment in a less restrictive setting. The service's treatment approach places a strong emphasis on a therapeutic milieu designed for maximum patient participation and active problem solving. Multidisciplinary treatment, comprised of psychological, social and medical components, provides the foundation for care on the unit.

Consultation and Liaison Services

(619) 543-2827 or pager (619) 290-5050

The UCSD Medical Center's Consultation/Liaison Service provides psychiatric consultation and teaching to the hospital's inpatient and outpatient clinical services. Consultations on the psychological aspects of illness, as well as questions about primary psychiatric disorders, are welcome.

Emergency Services

(619) 543-6737

The Department of Psychiatry provides Emergency Services in the UCSD Medical Center Emergency Room. A psychiatrist is on duty 24 hours a day for acute psychiatric emergencies requiring medical assistance.


University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0603 La Jolla, CA 92037-0603
Telephone: (858) 534-3684, Fax: (858) 534-7653, Electronic Mail: