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Behavioral Health Services

Programs


Outpatient Behavioral Health Services:

Behavioral Health Urgent Care

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Rady Children’s Behavioral Health Urgent Care in Mid-City, offered at the Mid-City Urgent Care location, provides walk-in and short-term services for children, teenagers and their families struggling with urgent emotional and/or behavioral concerns that pose a risk to their safety or the safety of others, or that significantly impair their daily lives. This program has been made possible by a generous grant from Price Philanthropies.

Eligibility:

  • Any child or youth struggling with urgent emotional and/or behavioral concerns (up to age 21 if in school or dependent)
  • All health care funding-types accepted, including uninsured for initial crisis assessment
  • Parent/caregiver participation required for all children under the age of 12 and recommended for all children and youth
  • Child or youth is not at serious immediate risk of safety to self or others

If a child or youth is at serious immediate risk of harming self or others, please call 911 for emergency services or seek emergency services at the nearest emergency department. Rady Children’s Emergency Department is located at 3020 Children’s Way, San Diego, CA 92123.

Location:

Address: 4305 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105Phone: 858-966-5484
Hours: 10 a.m.-8p.m.
Walk-in Hours: Monday-Friday, 4-8 p.m.



Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic- and School-Based Services

Rady Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and School-Based Services includes a full range of community-based behavioral health services for children, teenagers and transition-aged youth whose functioning is impaired by symptoms from a psychiatric diagnosis. Based on the individualized needs of each young person and family, these clinical programs can include family, individual or group therapy, case management, substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation, crisis intervention and safety planning, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, and medication management. These services are funded through the County of San Diego – Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health Services Agency and is part of Live Well San Diego.

Eligibility:

  • HHSA logo / Live Well San Diego LogoChildren, adolescents and young adults (up to age 21) struggling at home, school or in the community because of a psychiatric diagnosis
  • Have full scope Medi-Cal, residing in San Diego County
  • Child or youth is not at serious immediate risk of safety to self or others

If a child or youth is at serious immediate risk of harming self or others, please call 911 for emergency services or seek emergency services at the nearest emergency department. Rady Children’s Emergency Department is located at 3020 Children’s Way, San Diego, CA 92123.

Locations:

San Diego 
Address: 3665 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-966-5832
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Escondido
Address: 625 W. Citracado Parkway, Suite 102, Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-294-9270
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oceanside
Address: 3605 Vista Way, Suite 258, Oceanside, CA 92056
Phone: 760-758-1480

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.



Torrey Hills Outpatient Psychiatry

Torrey Hills Outpatient Psychiatry provides child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychology specializing in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with a broad range of emotional and behavior difficulties, including obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

Eligibility:

  • Children, adolescents and young adults (ages 6-21) struggling at home, school or in the community because of a psychiatric diagnosis
  • Most private insurance accepted
  • Child or youth is not at serious immediate risk of safety to self or others

If a child or youth is at serious immediate risk of harming self or others, please call 911 for emergency services or seek emergency services at the nearest emergency department. Rady Children’s Emergency Department is located at 3020 Children’s Way, San Diego, CA 92123.

Caller can access care immediately at the Mid-City Behavioral Health Urgent Care, via a walk in from 4-8 p.m., or call to schedule appt. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m at 858 -966-5484 (Mon-Fri, closed weekends and holidays.) Kaiser, Sharp and Cigna insurances not accepted.

Location:

Address: 11752 El Camino Real, Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-966-8268
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


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Inpatient Behavioral Health Services:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services (CAPS)

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services program is an inpatient unit for children and adolescents up to age 18 with psychiatric illness. Comprehensive psychiatric care is provided by a highly experienced team of specialists from UC San Diego School of Medicine and specially trained health professionals from Rady Children’s Hospital.  Individualized services include medication management, behavioral programs, specialized therapies, dietary support and recreational therapy.

Eligibility:

  • Any child or youth struggling with urgent emotional and/or behavioral concerns (up to age 18)
  • All healthcare funding-types accepted, including uninsured
  • Parent/caregiver participation required for all children


Eating Disorders/Medical Behavioral Unit

At the Eating Disorders/Medical Behavioral Unit, Rady Children’s Hospital and UC San Diego support children and adolescents with medical conditions accompanied by behavioral or psychological problems, including problems associated with eating disorders. Our experienced team of physicians, dietitians, psychologists, social workers, nurses and psychiatric technicians collaborate with families to use their medical, mental health and behavioral health expertise in the only child and adolescent medical/behavioral inpatient unit in San Diego.

For immediate medical admissions, please call 858-576-1700 and ask for the Adolescent Medicine Specialist on call.


 

Primary and Specialty Care Behavioral Health Integration:

Child Life Services

The Child Life Services Department consists of specially trained clinicians called certified child life specialists (CCLS) who help support patients during their medical visits and hospital stays and encourage a healing environment. Child life specialists assist with procedures and education to help patients and families better understand their treatment and experience. They also promote effective coping and help ensure that there are activities to create a positive experience for the patient and family. Each child life specialist is certified by the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) and is an expert in child development.

Eligibility:

  • Patients of all ages in the following hospital settings: Inpatients Units, Emergency Department, Pre-op/OR, Hem/Onc Clinic, and Radiology Clinic
  • Interventions vary based off diagnosis, procedure, age, developmental level, etc.

Location:

Address: 3020 Children’s Way, MC 5126, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-576-1700, ext. 221146
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



Medical Social Work

The Medical Social Work team is an important part of the multidisciplinary care received at Rady Children’s Hospital and its clinics.  Social workers are available when patients/families experience social and emotional needs. Our experienced team provides support, education, crisis intervention, brief therapy, safety planning, advocacy and referrals to community resources and are at the heart of care coordination.

Eligibility:

  • Referrals are welcomed by patients, family members and members of the care team, including primary providers and specialty providers.
  • Social work referrals are encouraged regardless of insurance provider/lack of insurance.

Location:

Address: 3020 Children’s Way, MC 5126, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-576-1700 Ext. 228608
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service

The Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service provides inpatient psychiatric consultation, evaluation and treatment related to the psychological adjustment of children and families with acute and chronic medical and mental illnesses such as:

  • Medical-psychiatric diagnoses
  • Coping in the context of medical illness
  • Organ transplantation
  • Medical sequelae of a primary psychiatric disorder
  • Chronic pain

 

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