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Psychiatric Services at University Health System
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We believe the best care can only be accomplished through a interdisciplinary team approach. University Health System and the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio provide patients with the highest quality mental health services possible.

Inpatient Acute Services (Adult Only)

  • Treatment of all major psychiatric illnesses, dual diagnosis and withdrawal from alcohol and drugs
  • Treatment team consisting of The UT Health Science Center medical school faculty, masters prepared social workers, registered nurses and case managers
  • "STAR" Program emphasizes Safety, Treatment, Assessment
  • and Research
  • Research on new medication and other therapies
  • Brief cognitive therapy approach
  • All-RN professional nursing staff

Emergency Room Psychiatric Services

  • 24-hour emergency screening, treatment and referral by a trained psychiatric and addictions health team including physicians, nurses, social workers and technicians

Adult Outpatient Services

  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Physician follow-up
  • Dual diagnosis services
  • Assessment and referral for detoxification
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy/counseling
  • Education
  • Family interventions
  • Telephone triage
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Nursing services
  • Special clinic for thought disordered patients
  • Special clinic for complex mood disorder patients
  • A women's mental health clinic for mentally ill pregnant women and/or mental ill mothers of young children
  • Opportunities for UHS patients to participate in UTHSCSA-sponsored research projects making available state of the art treatment

Child and Adolescent Services

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medication Management
  • Group/Family/Individual Social Skills Training
  • Parenting/Support Groups
  • Individual Parent Support
  • In-home Parent Training
  • Group/Family/Individual Counseling (available in school upon request)
  • Crisis Screening & Evaluation

 

 

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