San Francisco General Hospital

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) is dedicated to providing services that integrates medical, psychiatric, and addiction treatment. SFGH is the largest provider of acute psychiatric care and the only provider of psychiatric emergency care in San Francisco.

The in-patient psychiatric units are culturally and ethnically focused. Clinical specialties include the evaluation and treatment of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, people with HIV or AIDS, and gay/lesbian/transgender patients experiencing acute mental illness. In addition, SFGH has an 11-bed unit dedicated to the care of forensic patients from the county jails of the City and County of San Francisco. SFGH also supports various outpatient mental health programs to provide clinical case management to victims of abuse and violence and to prevent future hospitalization.

In addition, SFGH is involved in initiatives in collaboration with community programs focused on dual disorders, expansion of substance abuse services in primary care clinics, increased access to addiction services, a mobile methadone van, office-based opiate treatment, and expansion of hospital-based methadone maintenance and stimulant treatment.


1001 Potrero Avenue, 7M
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 206-8426 (phone)
(415) 206-8942 (fax)

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