Founded in 1941 as California’s first neuropsychiatric institute, UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital (LPPH) consists of an adult inpatient unit, an adult partial hospitalization program, an adult intensive outpatient program, and psychiatric consultation-liaison services. It is located on the seventh floor of the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.
LPPH is administered by the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Together, they constitute one of the largest units in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational and clinical), teaching, patient care, and public service.
Our faculty and staff members are recognized for their leadership roles in comprehensive and compassionate patient care, pioneering research, excellence in training the next generation of leaders, advancing public policy to advance mental health, and commitment to diversity. We are dedicated to advancing mental health across the lifespan for the people of the Bay Area and northern California.
LPPH provides a broad range of inpatient and intensive outpatient consultation, evaluation, and treatment interventions for emotional, psychological, or cognitive problems of adults. Each person is provided with an initial assessment and an individualized treatment plan. Our current programs include:
- Inpatient Program — A 30-bed acute psychiatric service using a biopsychosocial approach in the treatment of adults 18 years and older who suffer from severe behavioral and emotional disturbances. The unit operates 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Admission is arranged by a referral from a mental health clinician.
- Electroconvulsive Therapy Program – Available for people suffering from particular behavioral and emotional disturbances, including some forms of depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. It is most often used in the treatment of severe depression that has not responded to medications and psychotherapy.
- Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program — Intensive outpatient services for patients with mood and/or personality disorders in addition to other severe and persistent mental illnesses using a multi-disciplinary treatment team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, clinical social workers, and rehabilitation therapists.
Making an appointment
If you are interested in obtaining treatment for yourself or a loved one, please use call (415) 476-7000 to request an appointment.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A LIFE-THREATENING MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 988 OR GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM.
Intake and treatment
During your initial phone call to request services, our intake team will ask for information about your current condition, requested services, and insurance coverage. You may be then scheduled for an appointment or placed on a waiting list, depending on availability.
Your initial intake appointment will be with a UCSF psychiatric resident or psychology fellow, who may or may not be your primary clinician during your treatment. Our trainees are in the final stages of their training and are supervised by our experienced faculty members.
If you are visiting from outside San Francisco, you can use Caltrain, BART, AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit, or San Francisco Bay Ferry for quick and convenient connections to the SF Muni system. For schedules and a trip planner, visit www.sfmta.com/muni.
LPPH and the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion are also served the UCSF Shuttle Blue and Gold lines. For more information about UCSF shuttle services, visit campuslifeserviceshome.ucsf.edu/transportation/shuttle.
Hourly self-parking is available for patients and visitors in the 2325 Post Street Garage (open 24 hours a day) and 2420 Sutter Street Garage (open Mondays–Fridays, 7:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.) at the rate of $5 per hour (or $35 maximum per day).
Valet parking services are also available (at no additional charge) at 1600 Divisadero Street.
Metered street parking is available on a limited basis in the surrounding neighborhood. Please be sure to observe and obey all posted time limits.
Building visitor restrictions due to COVID-19
Our top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to ensure the health and safety of the entire UCSF community, including patients and visitors. The rules for visiting patients at UCSF can change at any time, depending on what's happening with the pandemic and on government health orders. Please check the UCSF Health Visitor Restrictions page for the latest information about visiting Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital (and other UCSF Health facilities).