Psychiatric Emergency Rooms

A person experiencing a psychiatric emergency can go to any hospital emergency room for help, but in order to pay the least amount of money for the hospital visit, the person should go to the nearest emergency room that is “in-network” for their insurance plan. See below for information about which ER is covered by various insurers:

Kaiser insurance: Kaiser Permanente Hospital, 2348 O'Farrell Street, (415) 833-2000

Medi-Cal or uninsured: Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Street, (628) 206-8000/(415) 206-8000

All other major insurance providers (e.g., Aetna [USF student insurance], Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Magellan, MHN): UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus, 505 Parnassus Avenue, (415) 353-1037; California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Van Ness Campus, 1260 Franklin Street, (415) 600-3333; or Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, 900 Hyde Street/1150 Bush Street, (415) 353-6000