Advancing mental health across the lifespan

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health.


Psychiatry faculty members are recognized for their leadership roles in state-of-the-art, comprehensive and compassionate patient care, pioneering research, excellence in training the next generation of leaders, advancing public policy to advance mental health, and commitment to diversity. Our programs are active at a number of sites in and around San Francisco, including Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics (LPPH&C) at UCSF Parnassus, UCSF Mission Bay, UCSF Laurel Heights, San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and UCSF Fresno.

About UCSF

UCSF is the nation’s leading university exclusively focused on health. Now celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding as a medical college, UCSF is dedicated to transforming health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with world-renowned programs in the biological sciences, a preeminent biomedical research enterprise and two top-tier hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.