UCSF Child, Teen and Family Center

UCSF Child, Teen and Family Center

Our mission at the UCSF Child, Teen and Family Center is to provide exceptional care for children, adolescents, young adults, and families with mental health and developmental concerns while advancing scientific knowledge, and clinical training.

The UCSF Child, Teen and Family Center is located in the UCSF Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood. Situated adjacent to UCSF’s Mission Bay campus and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, the building is one of the few in the nation that combines outpatient mental health care for people of all ages with top-ranking programs in psychiatry and psychology training and research. By integrating behavioral health clinical, training, and research facilities under one roof—along with services from pediatrics, neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, and other specialties at UCSF—our center allows patients and families the ability to receive world-class clinical care and participate in cutting-edge clinical research at a single location.

Clinical services

Does your child or teen have problems with sadness, fears, or anger? Does your child have problems with attention and learning? Are they behaving strangely, losing or gaining weight, or having trouble in their relationships? Is your family struggling with grief, divorce, trauma, or mental illness? If so, one of our clinics can help.

We treat children, adolescents, young adults, and families struggling with:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • School issues
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Worry or anxiety
  • Psychosis (hallucinations and delusions)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidality, cutting and other intentional self-injury
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Tourette’s disorder and other tic disorders
  • Family challenges

As a nationally renowned center for treatment, research, and training in child and adolescent mental health care, the UCSF Child, Teen and Family Center provides state-of-the art assessments, psychotherapies, groups, and medication treatments. Our programs are evidence-based (research-supported) and family-friendly.

Our specialized teams bring together child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, pediatric neurologists, and pediatricians. This provides comprehensive care not available outside our university setting.

Making an appointment

If you are interested in obtaining treatment for yourself or a loved one, please call (415) 476-7000 to request an appointment.



UCSF Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building
675 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(map and directions)

Public transportation

The Pritzker Building is served directly by the SF Muni T-Third Street light rail line, as well as nearby stops for the 15-Bayview Hunters Point Express22-Fillmore48-Quintara/24th Street, and 55-Dogpatch bus lines.

If you are visiting from outside San Francisco, you can use Caltrain, BART, AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit, or San Francisco Bay Ferry for quick and convenient connections to the SF Muni system. For schedules and a trip planner, visit www.sfmta.com/muni.


Valet parking is available in the Pritzker Building garage for patients and visitors at the rate of $5 per hour (or $35 maximum per day). Visitors can enter the garage on 3rd Street between 18th and 19th Streets on weekdays between 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. To exit the garage after hours, visitors can retreive keys/vehicles from the security desk on the first floor.

Patients and visitors can also park in the UCSF Illinois Street Garage, located just one block from the Pritzker Building. 

Metered street parking is available on a limited basis in the surrounding neighborhood. Please be sure to observe and obey all posted time limits.