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Psychiatry & Psychology

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Pediatric Psychiatry & Psychology program offers outpatient evaluation and treatment of a full range of mental disorders and behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents as well as support for their families. Both psychiatric and psychological assessments are available.

The program strives to set the standard for excellent mental health care. We balance general care with focus on particular areas of expertise, including autism and other forms of pervasive developmental disorder, affective disorders such as depression and mania, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Tourette syndrome and tic disorders.

Our services (7)

Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Center

Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Center

401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143

Center for Child Protection

Center for Child Protection

747 52nd St.
Oakland, CA 94609

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Eating Disorders Program

Eating Disorders Program

Greenbrae / San Francisco / Walnut Creek


Encore Medical Clinic

Encore Medical Clinic

5275 Claremont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618

Hyperactivity, Attention & Learning Problems (HALP) Clinic

Hyperactivity, Attention & Learning Problems (HALP) Clinic

729 Tennessee St.
San Francisco, CA 94143

Early Intervention Services

Early Intervention Services

312 Clay St.
Oakland, CA 94607


Psychiatry & Psychology Clinic

Psychiatry & Psychology Clinic

Oakland / San Francisco

Awards & recognition

  • Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

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Child Life

Certified child life specialists ease the stress and anxiety of childhood illness through therapeutic play, schooling and family-focused support.

Family Amenities

Family-friendly amenities help you relax and take care of yourself while staying close to your child. We offer lounges, kitchens, showers, breastfeeding rooms and more.


Social Services

Social workers ease the effect of illness, injury and hospitalization on your family with counseling and assistance to help you navigate the challenges.


Activity Rooms

Activity rooms offer a relaxed environment for children of all ages. Features include a playroom, digital arts studio and teen lounge. Find out more.


Art Therapy

Art therapy helps kids and families express themselves, making it easier to cope with pediatric health issues. Group and bedside services are available.


Music Therapy Program

Board-certified music therapists help kids cope with illness and the feelings that come with it. Find out about group activities and bedside therapy.


School Program

Our schoolroom services and individual learning programs help children hospitalized at UCSF continue their education and get ready to return to school.


School Re-Entry Program

After hospitalization, we help kids return to school by educating staff and students about their needs and recommending needed accommodations. Read more.


Individual Playtime & Instruction

If your child can't be around other kids for medical reasons, you can sign up for private sessions in our activity and school rooms. Find out how.


Interpreter Services & Communication Assistance

Interpreter services in many languages and TDDs are available for families that need help communicating with care teams. Here's how to access them.

Family Resource Center

We help families cope with the challenges of childhood illness and hospitalization in a relaxing environment where parents can get a much-needed break.


Parent Support Program

Weekly activities, including knitting, scrapbooking, chair massage and more, help family caregivers get a much-needed break. Find out more.


Patient Relations

Patient relations reps and nursing supervisors are here to answer questions and address concerns. Learn about your rights, how to reach us and more.


Spiritual Care

Chaplains help UCSF patients, families and staff cope with the spiritual and emotional challenges of childhood illness. Learn more.


International Services

If you're coming to UCSF from outside the U.S., we coordinate your child's appointments and provide other helpful services. Here's how to get started.

Soothing the soul

Our music therapy program nurtures patients with bedside serenades, rap workshops and more.

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