AHP provides mental health crisis or psychiatric assessment and medication management to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) identified or wish to receive services in an LGBTQ-affirmative clinic.
AHP’s Mental Health Crisis Team cares for people who experience crises such as severe depression, 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 who are LGBTQ-identified or wish to receive services in an LGBTQ-affirmative clinic.
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.