UCSD Department of Psychiatry Gifford Clinic Outpatient Services

UC San Diego Health provides expert psychiatry and behavioral health care to people throughout the Southern California region.

Our clinicians are dedicated to helping patients and families affected by mental illness by providing state-of-the-art, evidence-based, personalized, and compassionate mental health care.

Our psychiatric services include both clinic-based and hospital-based services for adults and seniors.

In addition to excellent patient care, UC San Diego is a top research center for psychiatric conditions and innovations in therapy.

Rady Children’s Behavioral Crisis Center

Behavioral Crisis Center (North County only) provides urgent mental health services via a Walk-in clinic and a Mobile Assessment team for children and adolescents who are experiencing severe emotional and/or behavioral problems.

Exodus Recovery: Walk-In Assessment Center (Vista Location)

Exodus Mental Health Walk-In Assessment Center (WIAC) serves adults and older adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or urgent need for mental health services. The goals of the program are to provide short-term mental health services to adults who are in need of crisis intervention services, who might otherwise present at emergency rooms for mental health services, or who are waiting to connect to ongoing County Mental Health programs.

Exodus Recovery: Walk-In Assessment Center (Escondido Location)

Exodus Mental Health Walk-In Assessment Center (WIAC) serves adults and older adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or have an urgent need for mental health services. The goals of the program are to provide short-term mental health services to adults who are in need of crisis intervention services, who might otherwise present at emergency rooms for mental health services, or who are waiting to connect to ongoing County Mental Health programs.

Community Research Foundation: Mobile Adolescent Service Team

MAST provides comprehensive, strength-based and culturally sensitive mental health services in English and Spanish. Our services are client and family driven, and focus on addressing client and family needs while respecting and working within cultural beliefs, supports, and norms. Many of the students have been expelled from their home school districts and/or are on probation. Outpatient Counseling Services are provided at the JCCS class sites and in clients’ homes. We welcome clients and families with co-occurring emotional/behavioral and substance use issues.

Community Research Foundation: Jane Westin Center

Jane Westin Center is a walk-in, urban, center which provides evaluation and treatment that are consistent with psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery principles to adults 18 years of age and older with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring mental health and substance disorders. The objective at the Jane Westin Center is to provide mental health evaluation and treatment that will help stabilize clients who are unable to be treated elsewhere and then link them with another program for on-going medication management services and/or other services and supports. Referrals may be initiated by any individual or family member, concerned citizen, or social service provider/professional. Those interested in services can walk-in to the clinic on any weekday Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

UCSD: Gifford Clinic TAY Program and Walk-In Clinic

UCSD Gifford Transitional Age Youth Program integrates prevention concepts aimed at stabilizing and potentially minimizing the progression of specific mental illnesses for transitional age youth clients. The UCSD TAY Program operates within the overall treatment structure of UCSD Gifford Clinic, but specialized procedures allow the needs of transition age youth to be addressed from the perspective of Bio-Psycho-Social Rhythm Therapy. This focus supports TAY youth to develop behaviors and a supportive environment that both optimizes his or her functioning and minimizes his or her dysfunction. Treatment supports the youth, not only in managing mental illness, but also in maintaining daily life self-management and functioning within social relationships and vocational experiences. Clients interested in setting up an Intake appointment must present for screening by appearing during Walk-In Clinic hours Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.