Psychiatry Clinic

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UCSF Psychiatry offers outpatient consultation, evaluation and treatment to adults 18 years of age and older. We serve patients with a wide range of mental disorders and behavioural disturbances, including major depression, anxiety and psychosis.

Each patient receives an initial assessment. We then develop an individualized treatment plan, which may include brief or long-term individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy (including cognitive behaviour therapy groups) and on-going medication management or a referral to community providers.

We are part of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.

Getting Here

Psychiatry Clinic
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-7500
Fax: (415) 502-6361

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications that you're allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

What to Expect

    When you call to make your first appointment, a clinician will ask some questions about your condition. You may then be scheduled for an appointment.

    Your first appointment will be with a UCSF psychiatric resident or psychology fellow, medical student and a senior faculty member who will conduct an initial assessment of your condition. Trainees are in the final stages of their psychiatric training and are supervised by our experienced faculty members.

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

Learn more about UCSF MyChart

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Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Medical Center is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation


UCSF Medical Center is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus

For more information about Muni visit,

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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Renee Binder
Renee Binder, MD
Louann Brizendine
Louann Brizendine, MD
Benjamin Cheyette
Benjamin Cheyette, MD
Stuart Eisendrath
Stuart Eisendrath, MD
Tracy Foose
Tracy Foose, MD
Ellen Haller
Ellen Haller, MD
Descartes Li
Descartes Li, MD
Carol Mathews
Carol Mathews, MD
Demian Rose
Demian Rose, MD
Andreea Seritan
Andreea Seritan, MD
Geriatric psychiatrist
Joseph Zamaria
Joseph Zamaria, PsyD