John George Psychiatric Hospital (JGPH), located in San Leandro, California and administered by the department of psychiatry, is part of Alameda Health System (AHS), a major public health care provider recognized as a world-class patient and family centered system of care and affiliated with the UCSF School of Medicine. JGPH provides psychiatric emergency and acute care services to adults experiencing severe and disabling mental illnesses and treats all who seek care regardless of their economic or social status.
JGPH uses a multi-disciplinary team approach to diagnose and treat patients with acute psychiatric illnesses. The hospital is a leader in the use of evidence-based medicine and data analytics to formulate effective care decisions. The treatment and management of psychiatric care at JGPH is nationally recognized as a best practice and is a model for other programs across the country.
Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Services
JGPH houses several inpatient units for both involuntary and voluntary patients who have an acute psychiatric illness. Treatments include medication, psychotherapy, milieu therapy, group therapy, occupational therapy and activity therapy. Other services include the Peer Mentor Program, chaplain services, pet therapy and community recovery support. All patients are referred to the appropriate level of care upon discharge.
Psychiatric Emergency Services
Psychiatric Emergency Services provides psychiatric evaluation, intervention and referral for voluntary and involuntary patients around the clock every day of the week. You can go to John George for walk-in, in-person support if you are in immediate crisis. Crisis intervention and urgent medication assessments are provided by qualified, multidisciplinary teams of mental health professionals.
JGPH psychiatrists provide 5150 (psychiatric hold) clearance, medication evaluation/consultation and referral to appropriate mental health agencies on the Highland and Fairmont campuses, system rehabilitation facilities, system emergency departments at Highland, Alameda and San Leandro Hospitals as well as at the Alameda Health System Primary Care Wellness Centers.
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
The psychiatry department oversees the Outpatient Behavioral Health Services that are located at Highland Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, B Wing second floor and Fairmont Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, C Building second floor. These programs encompass partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient day treatment services as well as outpatient clinic services. Medication monitoring, evaluation and consultation are provided by staff psychiatrists.
Integrated Behavioral Health Services at Ambulatory Primary Care Wellness Centers at Highland, Eastmont, Hayward and Newark also provides outpatient behavioral health services and operates a psychology counseling clinic at Highland Hospital. Evaluations, assessments, short-term group and individual therapy and referrals are provided for primary and specialty care referrals.