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.

The Behavioral Health Urgent Care serves children, teens and their families struggling with urgent emotional and/or behavioral concerns posing a risk to their safety or the safety of others or creating significant impairment in 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


Our staff includes psychiatrists, 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.


  • Walk-in clinic, available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Prompt risk and diagnostic assessment to determine the appropriate level of care
  • Follow-up visits during the day by appointment for crisis intervention, case management and referral and linkage to community resources
  • Urgent psychiatric/medication evaluations

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


Open: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Friday

Appointments: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Walk-in clinic: 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Monday through 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.


4305 University Avenue, Suite 150 (Map it)
San Diego, CA 92105

Contact Us

Phone: 858-966-5484
Fax: 858-966-5482