Specialty Services

Inpatient Services

The John George Psychiatric Hospital houses several inpatient units with a total of 80 licensed beds. The units are geared to both involuntary and voluntary patients who have an acute psychiatric illness. Treatment modalities include medication, psychotherapy, milieu therapy, group therapy, occupational therapy and activity therapy. We also provide chaplain services, pet therapy and community recovery support. All patients are referred to the appropriate level of care upon discharge.

Outpatient Services

The Outpatient Psychiatric Services (OPS) is comprised of several clinical programs within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health of Alameda Health System (AHS), an affiliated hospital of UCSF School of Medicine. We are located at the Highland Hospital and Fairmont Hospital campuses. For the past Fourteen years, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services have been provided to the residents of Alameda County. These two programs provide services for 200-250 severely mentally ill patients each week. In addition, OPS has a family program which offers family therapy a family/caregiver support group and multifamily therapy groups for those getting services at the PHP and IOP programs.

In 2010, services have been expanded to provide medication management and full adult outpatient clinic services to meet the growing need for psychiatric care in Alameda County. In addition to services for persons suffering from chronic mental illnesses, we offer a variety of programs, eg, mood disorders, thought disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, geriatric and aging, family problems, sleep disorders and medical/psychiatric disorders. Psychological/neuropsychological assessments are also available.