AHP provides mental health services to San Francisco residents living with HIV and AIDS who experience an acute mental health crisis or who require an assessment or ongoing management of their psychiatric medications. We also provide neuropsychological assessment and testing for HIV-positive people who experience cognitive changes.
AHP’s HIV Mental Health Crisis Team cares for HIV-positive clients who experience crises such as severe depression, psychosis, suicidal thinking, homicidal thinking, or who are unable to care for themselves due to a psychiatric condition.
The Crisis Team is available—at the AHP Services Center and in the community, if necessary—during the following hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM Tuesday: 9:00AM–1:00PM
Clients, providers, and concerned friends or family can call 415-476-3902 and ask to speak with a member of the Crisis Team. During hours when the Crisis Team is not available, please contact San Francisco’s Mobile Crisis Services at 415-355-8300. If you are experiencing an immediate mental health emergency, please call 911.
AHP psychiatrists and, psychiatric nurses, and psychiatric nurse practitioners provide evaluation and treatment, including psychiatric medication monitoring, to uninsured or underinsured, low-income San Francisco residents living with HIV and AIDS.
AHP’s Psychiatric Services seeks to alleviate biologically based psychiatric symptoms that can interfere with a person’s everyday functioning. Specific psychiatric services include:
- Psychiatric diagnostic assessment, including a psychiatric and medical history and mental status examination, other diagnostic tools, and recommendations for treatment;
- Individualized medication evaluation and management, including prescription of appropriate medication and review of therapeutic effects—including blood tests—and side effects
To request Psychiatric Services, please call 415-476-3902 and ask to speak with the triage clinician on duty.
People living with HIV, especially long-term survivors, often worry about cognitive impairment and decline—the loss of thinking and other neurological abilities. Neuropsychological testing and assessment can identify both cognitive strengths and difficulties, and lead to recommendations for treatment that can help maintain functioning.
To request Neuropsychological Testing and Assessment Services, please call 415-476-3902 and ask to speak with the triage clinician on duty.