Bridge Clinic

The need for clinical services at Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics often exceeds clinical capacity. The Bridge Clinic in the Young Adult and Family Center is an outpatient clinic established to meet this vital need.

The Bridge Clinic is based on the model established by psychiatric urgent care clinics, such as Massachusetts General Hospital, University Health Network Toronto, etc. Patients served by the Bridge Clinic are recently discharged from the hospital and in need of outpatient treatment, or are in treatment, but require more intensive services.

The Bridge Clinic also provides interim care for patients awaiting access to one of the Young Adult and Family Center programs.


The Bridge Clinic provides the following clinical, educational, and consultation services:

  • Brief crisis intervention (interim care)
  • Pharmacotherapy (consultation and treatment)
  • Teaching (CAP-2s on consultation/liaison services)
  • Collaboration (facilitating transitions and coordinating care between programs)

Core faculty and staff


Bridge Clinic patients are usually referred by UCSF wards (referrals from in-patient consultation/liaison service), the UCSF Adolescent Medicine Clinic, assessment clinics at LPPH&C, and community clinicians. To request an appointment, please call Lori Lavinthal, MFT, at (415) 476-7341 or our intake line at (415) 476-7000.