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Behavioral Health Urgent Care

Mission: To provide prompt access to crisis intervention support and linkage to community resources. To support the safety and stabilization of youth in the Mid-City region in a way that reduces emergency room visits and hospitalizations.


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

Walk-In Hours: 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.


Rady Children’s Behavioral Health Urgent Care serves youth ages 5-21 struggling with concerns that pose an imminent risk to their safety, the safety of others, or significantly impair their daily lives.

We see youth experiencing the following concerns:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Homicidal thoughts
  • Intentional self-harm (cutting, burning, etc.)
  • Psychotic thinking
  • Severe depression and/or anxiety


  • Safety assessments by a clinical social worker during walk-in hours (4pm – 8pm, Monday – Friday)
    • If a youth is determined to need psychiatric hospitalization, staff will facilitate transportation to an emergency department or psychiatric hospital.
    • Psychiatry and medication services are NOT available during walk-in hours.
  • Short-term return visits and medication services may be available after an initial safety assessment by a clinician during walk-in hours. These appointments are four to six sessions and offered on a case-by-case basis. For these short-term visits, Medi-Cal and some private insurance plans are accepted. 
  • We offer translation services in over 150 languages and dialects.