Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health Urgent Care

Mission: To support the emotional safety and well-being of children in the Mid-City region by providing prompt access to assessment, crisis intervention and linkage to resources in collaboration with community partners.

Address:

4305 University Avenue, Suite 150 (Map it)
San Diego, CA 92105
Phone: 858-966-5484
Fax: 619-795-1228

Hours:

Open: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday
Appointments:
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Walk-in clinic: 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday

If your child is in crisis after hours, on the weekend or during a holiday, please go to your nearest emergency room, call 911 (ask for Psychiatric Emergency Response Team) or contact the Access and Crisis Line at 888-724-7240.

Overview

The Behavioral Health Urgent Care serves children, teens and their families struggling with urgent emotional and/or behavioral concerns that pose a risk to their safety, or the safety of others, or significantly impair their daily lives.

This program has been made possible by a generous grant from Price Philanthropies.

We serve children and teens ages 5 to 17 in the Mid-City community and surrounding areas. We accept Medi-Cal and private insurance. We are also able to provide services to the uninsured and undocumented.

We see youth experiencing the following concerns:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Psychotic thinking
  • Physical aggression or risk of harm to others
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Co-occurring problems with substance use/abuse

Staff

Our staff includes a psychiatrist, a psychologist, clinical social workers and a case manager. Clinical staff are available during daytime hours to consult with parents and community providers to determine if a youth meets the criteria for our program. We have translation services in over 150 languages and dialects.

Services

  • Walk-in clinic, available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday for assessment to address risks and referral, and linkage to community resources. Short term follow-up visits during the day following initial assessment and case management
  • Urgent psychiatric/medication evaluations (by appointment only)
  • Medication support (1-2 visits) for refills on current medications/emergent refill if unable to see current provider – cannot modify current medication regimen

If a youth’s risk is imminent, staff will facilitate transport to an emergency department or psychiatric hospital.