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, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and UCSF Fresno.

About UCSF

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to transforming health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. Founded in 1864 as a medical college, UCSF now 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 top-tier hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals.