Welcome To the San Diego Psychiatric Society

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, 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 us to learn more about our organization, including events, activities and joining our leadership.


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; information & referral services
  • MediCal clients' point of contact for mental health service authorizations

Heidorn Lifeline:      (858) 212-LIFE  (858) 212-5433

  • Population Served: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender 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
Warmline Network Services 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.