Psychiatry Services

UC Irvine Health Psychiatry Services offers a full spectrum of comprehensive mental health services for children and adults, including inpatient hospitalization as well as outpatient and emergency psychiatry.

Patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, music therapists, a neuropsychiatric pharmacist and psychiatric technicians. 

Our psychiatric inpatient programs focus on rapid, intensive patient assessment and diagnosis. Treatment involves collaboration between the treatment team, the patient and the patient's family.

For outpatient appointment inquiries, call 714-456-5902.


If this is a psychiatric or medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for evaluation and treatment.

The UC Irvine Health Neuropsychiatric Center utilizes a variety of therapies in helping patients back to recovery. These include group therapy, occupational therapy and music therapy. Treatment may also include a closely-monitored medication plan. Additionally, a highly trained, compassionate nursing staff provides patient care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our adult inpatient services offer two types of inpatient units. Both units treat patients 18 years and older:

  • The Adult Psychiatric Unit provides treatment and diagnosis to adults in the midst of an acute mental health crisis.
  • The Medical Psychiatric Unit is especially designed for psychiatric patients who have also been diagnosed with a severe medical illness. This unit accepts patients who may be on dialysis, require wound care or need intravenous or tube feeding. This unit also has detoxification services, which assist patients as they work to stop their abuse of alcohol, opiates or benzodiazepines.

UC Irvine is very proud of our Youth Services programs, which focus on helping both the child and the family deal with their current crisis while assisting the family with the development of preventive measures for the future. We understand that school is also important; therefore, we provide a teacher both in the inpatient and outpatient programs. Every effort is made to encourage and support the adolescent's learning while dealing with their emotional issues.

Our programs are:

Regardless of the patient's age, the UC Irvine Health Neuropsychiatric Center offers a continuum of care in treating all conditions, including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stuttering

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