Off-Campus Mental Health Referrals

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  • Using This Site
  • Resources from the Dean of Students Office
  • For Students with the USF Aetna Plan
  • Counseling Practices in San Francisco that Take Insurance
  • Psychiatry Practices in San Francisco that Take Insurance
  • Referrals for Those with Medi-Cal/San Francisco Health Plan
  • Culturally Specific Resources

Using This Site

This website and the links below from the USF Dean of Students Office provide information about off-campus mental health counseling/therapy and psychiatry (medication) services in San Francisco. See the menu at left for links to referral information for the East Bay, South Bay, and other parts of California.

Additional referrals can be found through your insurance provider's website/customer service, through NetworkTherapy.com, and through Psychology Today's Therapist Finder. You can also contact CAPS for assistance with and information on referrals.

Resources from the Dean of Students Office

For Students with the USF Aetna Plan

Students with USF-sponsored Aetna insurance can make an appointment with a therapist or psychiatrist who takes Aetna (there is a copay per visit) or receive teletherapy support for non-crisis mental health concerns for free through Inpathy. If you have questions about the plan, visit the Aetna website, contact Aetna customer service, or contact USF's Health Promotion Office.

Counseling Practices in San Francisco That Take Insurance

Note that the following is not a comprehensive list of agencies that provide counseling/therapy. USF offers this list as a resource, and this does not constitute endorsement of any of the listed treatment providers or facilities. Users assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting among the providers included in these listings. Scroll down for resources for those with Medi-Cal/SF Health Plan.

4614 California
4614 California Street, San Francisco
(415) 379-4591
United, Aetna, Blue Shield

Greenwich Psychotherapy
2182 Greenwich Street, San Francisco
2nd location: 119 Ward Street, Larkspur, CA
(415) 515-7806
United, Blue Shield, Cigna

Kaiser Psychiatry
4141 Geary Boulevard
(415) 833-2292
Must have Kaiser

Pacific Coast Psychiatric Associates
2019 Webster Street, San Francisco
(415) 409-0944
2nd location: 490 Post St, Suite 103, San Francisco
(415) 296-5290
Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield (Magellan), Cigna, MHN, Optum, SutterSelect, United Behavioral Health

Psychiatric Alternatives & Wellness Center
Multiple locations in SF
(415) 237-0377
Medication, therapy, and holistic approaches
Aetna, Anthem/Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Healthnet, Magellan, MHN, Oxford Healthcare, SutterSelect, United Behavioral Health, Value Options (Beacon)

Psychiatry Practices in San Francisco That Take Insurance

Some (but not all) of these agencies provide both psychiatry services and counseling/therapy. Note that the following is not a comprehensive list of agencies that provide psychiatry services. USF offers this list as a resource, and this does not constitute endorsement of any of the listed treatment providers or facilities. Users assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting among the providers included in these listings. Scroll down for resources for those with Medi-Cal/SF Health Plan.

Baywell Psychiatry
582 Market Street, Suite 812
(415) 922-9122
Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Blue Shield/Magellan, Cigna, Lifesynch Humana

Community Psychiatry
3061 Fillmore Street
Multiple locations
(415) 292-3440
Takes all major insurance

Comprehensive Psychiatric Services
2211 Post Street, #200
(650) 301-4690
Medications only
Takes all major insurance

CPMC Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
2323 Sacramento Street, 2nd Floor
(415) 600-3247
Takes all major insurance

Savant Care
490 Post Street, Suite 1616
(415) 662-8362
Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, HealthNet, Humana, MHN, Tricare

Kaiser Psychiatry
4141 Geary Boulevard
(415) 833-2292
Must have Kaiser

Pacific Coast Psychiatric Associates
2019 Webster Street
(415) 409-0944
2nd location: 490 Post Street, Suite 103
(415) 296-5290
Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield (Magellan), Cigna, MHN, Optum, SutterSelect, United Behavioral Health

Psychiatric Alternatives & Wellness Center
Multiple locations in SF
(415) 237-0377
Medication, therapy, and holistic approaches
Aetna, Anthem/Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Healthnet, Magellan, MHN, Oxford Healthcare, SutterSelect, United Behavioral Health, Value Options (Beacon)

TMS Health Solutions
350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 201
(844) 867-8444
Medication, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy
Takes all major insurance

Referrals for Those with Medi-Cal/San Francisco Health Plan

For clients who receive Medi-Cal services through the San Francisco Health Plan, behavioral health (mental health) services for mild to moderate concerns are provided through Beacon Health Options; call (855) 371-8117 or visit https://www.beaconhealthoptions.com/ for referrals.

Additional mental health services for San Francisco residents with Medi-Cal or SF Health Plan or other SF residents with limited resources can be accessed through the San Francisco Department of Public Health; call (415) 255-3737 or (888) 246-333 24/7.

Culturally Specific Resources

Various

  • Inclusive Therapists: A national database of therapists that is searchable by cultural specialty, language, low fee, therapist identity, and other criteria.
  • Psychology Today Therapist Finder: A national database that can be searched by location, cultural specialty, language, religion, and other criteria.

Referrals for african american AND black Students

  • The Association of Black Psychologists: A national database of participating members of The Association of Black Psychologists who either have a private practice or work for a hospital or other agency.
  • Therapy for Black Girls database: Website is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls; site includes this database for finding therapists, among other features and resources.
  • Therapy for Black Men: A national database for finding therapists with experience working with men and boys of color.

Referrals for Chinese and Asian-American Students

  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American database: A national database for finding AAPI therapists; Asian Mental Health Collective contains additional information and resources.
  • Chinese Therapist Database: A database of therapists and psychiatrists in China (and Chinese clinicians in other countries), who can provide services in person and through remote therapy. Most only accept out-of-pocket private pay. The site also has apps students can download to their phones. Similar to Psychology Today, this website/app also offers helpful psychoeducation content covering a wide range of mental health topics in Mandarin.
  • Free Support from Beijing Normal University: Free psychological support services provided by Beijing Normal University through online consultation appointments and a support hotline. Available to people in China who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as medical personnel, Chinese students overseas, and people who have or have had COVID-19. Services available for free from April 2020 to April 2022.

Referrals for LatinX Students

  • Latinx Therapy: A site with various resources for Latinx mental health, including a national database of therapists.
  • Therapy for Latinx: A national database for finding Latinx therapists.

Referrals for LGBTQI+ Students

  • Gaylesta: A national database for finding LGBTQI+ therapists.
  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network: A site listing queer and trans therapists of color. The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color.

Religion-Based Referrals