Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)
Psychiatric Emergency Services at Zuckerberg San Francisco General is the primary provider of adult emergency mental health care in the City and County of San Francisco. The service sees approximately 8,000 patients per year, of whom approximately 20% are voluntary walk-in patients. PES provides crisis stabilization, complete medical and psychiatric assessment and evaluation services, and initial treatment, if appropriate. The staff, which includes physicians, nurses, and social workers, works closely with a number of community agencies to develop short and long-term treatment plans.
Inpatient Psychiatry units
The Department of Psychiatry has a total of 44 acute psychiatric beds in two inpatient units. Specialized inpatient programs at Zuckerberg San Francisco General provide the highest quality of care to individuals with severe mental illnesses.