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Department of Psychiatry, Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health

RUHS Psych Dept.Inpatient treatment facility is the Psychiatry Department of Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health (RUHS). Services consist of emergency psychiatric evaluation, treatment and inpatient care for ages 13 and up. Being geared to stabilize the individual for return to maximum productivity as soon as possible, this department provides:

  • Pharmacotherapy.
  • Individual and group therapy in a structured, supervised setting.
  • Discharge planning and coordination.
  • Placement services.
  • Referrals.

The Emergency Treatment Services (ETS) division provides psychiatry emergency services including evaluation, crisis intervention and referrals for psychiatric hospitalization as needed. ETS specializes in evaluating and treating mental illness and emotional crisis. Patients who come to ETS may receive treatment and be discharged to return home with medication and referrals to other mental health facilities. Some patients may be admitted for further treatment to the inpatient treatment facility. ETS provides services to individuals of all ages.

Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health

RUHSThe Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health (RUHS) is the only county-owned and operated hospital, whose mission is to provide superior quality healthcare to county residents with a special focus on individuals and populations in need. In FY 2010-11, RUHS had approximately 23,500 admissions and nearly 100,000 emergency room visits, as well as approximately 129,000 outpatient clinic visits through its extensive ambulatory care program.

The 520,000-square-foot medical center is a tertiary care and level II adult and pediatric trauma center facility, licensed for a total of 439 beds. In addition to the 362 licensed beds in Moreno Valley, California, there are 77 licensed beds in a separate psychiatric inpatient treatment facility in the city of Riverside. RUHS has 12 operating rooms, a helipad, and state-of-the-art digital radiology services, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) facilities.

Children’s Services Administration

Children's Services Administration provides a broad range of innovative child-centered, strength-based, family-focused, culturally-competent and evidence-based services to children and adolescents.

Residents will gain direct hands-on experience with the following techniques: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Residents will participate in The Preschool 0–5 Program, an outpatient clinic providing mental health interventions for children ages 0-5 years and their families.

Wellness & Recovery Clinic for Mature Adults & S.M.A.R.T. of Western Region

The clinic provides services to adults who are at least 60 years old or older. The psychiatric practice follows wellness, recovery and resilience model. The clinic’s multidisciplinary team provides a range of services that include psychiatric assessment and treatment, individual therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, prevention and early intervention programs, complimented by involvement of case managers, peer support specialists and family advocates.

The clinic also offers a variety of groups to promote health and recovery. Care is provided in coordination with other disciplines and specialties of medicine. Specialty Multidisciplinary Aggressive Response Teams (S.M.A.R.T) provides extended case management and support to the population at risk for homelessness, institutionalization and abuse.

Department of Mental Health Outpatient Services

The Department of Mental Health Outpatient Services clinics provide services to adult individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental health problems.

These services include crisis intervention, psychiatric assessments, recovery management, medication services, case management and dual-diagnosis treatment. An urgent care program provides crisis resolution and problem solving.

Peer-to-peer recovery services are provided through the clinics and through a contracted Peer Support and Resource Center. Outreach to homeless mentally ill individuals, housing assistance and intensive 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week case management are also available through the full-service partnership (FSPs) programs.

Pacific Grove Hospital

pacific grove hospitalLocated in the heart of Riverside, Pacific Grove Hospital is a private, 68-bed acute psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital.

The hospital features three self contained units/programs with private court yards, laundry facilities, patient lounges, and semi-private rooms.

  • The Chemical Dependency Program, where patients can be medically detoxed and receive treatment unique to their needs.
  • The Psychiatric Services Program, where patients with serious conditions such as suicidal depression, bipolar, and psychotic states are safely treated.
  • The Partial Hospitalization Program, a step-down program offering patients treatment six-hours-per-day.

Kaiser Permanente Psychiatry Center

kaiser canyon crest towne centerResidents rotate at the Canyon Crest Towne Center location where they will be conducting new ambulatory psychiatric assessments, medication management, group therapy, and individual psychotherapy with adult patients in the Kaiser Permanente Health System.

This clinic provides our residents with ambulatory experiences in a different health system as well as patient population.








Department of State Hospitals - Patton

Psychiatry residents rotate at the Department of State Hospitals – Patton. This hospital is a forensic psychiatric hospital located nearby in Patton, Calif. It provides treatment to forensically and civilly committed patients within a secure treatment facility.

Trainees will conduct psychiatric assessments, medication management, and learn how to prepare assessments of patients for the court under the Trial Competency Program.







Division of Biomedical Sciences, UCR School of Medicine

The Division of Biomedical Sciences is located within the School of Medicine Research Building at the University of California Riverside campus. The mission of UC Riverside’s innovative Division of Biomedical Sciences is to train independent research scientists to enable them to bridge the wide gulf that currently exists between basic science research and clinical medicine.

The division provides medical students, graduate students, and residents alike, with research and educational expertise that uniquely integrate a systems and disease-based medical curriculum with experimental applications to biomedical research problems.

Our 35 participating faculty have diverse research interests in cancer, receptor biology, neurodevelopmental disorders, physiology drug design, chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disease, vaccine development, parasitology, microbiology, biophysics, bioengineering and neuroscience.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Graduate Medical Education
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Tel: (951) 827-7669

E-mail: medschool@ucr.edu

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