Welcome To SDPS

Welcome to the San Diego Psychiatric Society, which represents over 375 area psychiatrists devoted to quality patient care. As a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association and California Psychiatric Association, our nonprofit organization tirelessly advocates for our patients and profession at local, state, and federal levels. We invite you to peruse the variety of helpful resources and information found throughout our website.

What We Can Do For Psychiatrists: The Benefits Of Membership

Members of SDPS are among the growing membership of 37,000 worldwide psychiatrists in the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The many benefits enjoyed by SDPS members include tireless advocacy for our patients and profession, access to the latest research and clinical studies, resources for practice management, opportunities for networking and professional development, resources for lifelong learning and Continuing Medical Education (CME), and discounts on several quality services. Read more about member benefits or contact SDPS to learn more about our organization, including events, activities, and joining our ranks.


Psychiatric Emergency Response Team                911 (ask for PERT)                      Population Served: All ages Services: Trained team                                                                                                                                                         assists in psychiatric crises                                                    San Diego Access and Crisis Line                           (800) 479-3339                           Population Served: All ages Services: Phone crisis                                                                                                                                                         intervention; info & referral; Medi-Cal client contact                                                                                                                                                     point for mental health service authorizations                  Heidorn Lifeline                                                         (858) 212-LIFE                           Population Served: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender                                                                                         (858) 212-5433                            community, all ages Services: Phone crisis counseling                                                                                                                                                   & suicide prevention                                                             Emergency Screening Unit                                       (619) 421-6900                            Population Served: Children 17 and under Services:                                                                                                                                                       Emergency psychiatric screening                                     San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital                  (619) 692-8200                           Population Served: Adults 18 and older Emergency Psychiatric Unit Services:                                                                                                  Emergency psychiatric screening


619 295-1055
Open 3:30 PM to 11:00 PM 7 days a week.
Primarily phone-based non-crisis, supportive services to anyone, who is struggling with mental health issues and looking for a respectful, caring, and understanding person.

Partnership For Workplace Mental Health

The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health is a program of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, a subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association. The Partnership works with businesses to ensure that employees and their families living with mental illness, including substance use disorders, receive effective care. It does so in recognition that employers purchase healthcare for millions of American workers and their families. Learn more at www.workplacementalhealth.org.