UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

The Department of Psychiatry provides behavioral health services for children up to age 18 and their families, as well as consultation and supporting clinical services for inpatients and staff, at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco, and a number of community-based clinics throughout the Bay Area. At each location, multidisciplinary teams of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers treat children from many backgrounds and with a wide variety of conditions, including adjustment disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, and ADHD.

The department also operates the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Portal (CAPP), a program designed to increase the availability of child psychiatry consultation, to local primary care providers. CAPP provides real-time, peer-to-peer child psychiatry consultation by phone to enrolled primary care providers who need consultative advice for youth (up to age 21) with behavioral health concerns.