Psychiatric Assessment and Brief Intervention (PABI) Program

The Psychiatric Assessment and Brief Intervention (PABI) Program is a program for active patients who partner with active clinicians in achieving short-term goals related to improving and maintaining their mental health. Participation in this program is based on frequent appointments and ongoing monitoring of progress towards established goals. At this time, we can only offer services to UCSF Health patients, with plans to expand services to the broader community in the future.

Our team consists of experienced clinicians who are working closely with patients and their primary care clinicians. We provide individualized evaluations and treatment plans which may include medication management and/or psychotherapy, as indicated.

In order to best serve the needs of many UCSF Health patients, the maximum length of participation in the PABI Program is three months. After that time, if you still need psychiatric services, we will work with you to find appropriate follow-up care, such as having your primary care provider continue to prescribe your medications or linking you to other UCSF Psychiatry programs or to community mental health clinicians.

A referral from your UCSF primary care provider is required in order to participate in PABI. For further information regarding our program, please call (415) 476-7000.