Based on an article originally published on UCSF News
The UC Board of Regents will consider approving UC San Francisco’s new Child, Teen and Family Center during its meetings at UCSF Mission Bay this week.
The proposed center – made possible in part by an anonymous $50 million gift – will provide a child-, family- and adult-friendly environment that will allow UCSF to enhance and expand its offering of mental health services, as well as house the UCSF Department of Psychiatry's administrative and educational spaces.
In addition to outpatient clinical services, the approximately 170,000-square-foot facility will provide room clinical and dry research, as well as spaces for imaging, meetings, education, administration, and retail. By integrating clinical, training, and research facilities in one building, the center will allow patients and families the ability to participate in cutting-edge clinical research at a single location in close proximity to wet research labs on UCSF’s Mission Bay campus and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. The building will also include an approximately 250-seat auditorium to host meetings, lectures, and presentations for the Department of Psychiatry and affiliated departments in the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and from across the university.
Located at 2130 Third St., one block south of UCSF’s Mission Bay campus, the building will range between three and five stories – heights that fit into the current San Francisco zoning for the project site. It will feature two entrances, including one tailored for Child, Teen and Family Center patients and guests. Forty-one parking spaces for outpatient visitors will be located below ground, and the facility will be located close to multiple campus and public transit connections.
If approved, construction is estimated to begin in early 2018 and be completed in early 2020. Before construction begins, an existing three-story building and surface parking lot located at the site would be demolished.
About UCSF Psychiatry
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.
UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.
About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.
The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.
UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting 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 nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.