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An Atmosphere of Healing and Growth

At St. Mary's, we're dedicated to providing the best psychiatric care possible to all adolescents and their families


Adolescent Psychiatric Services

St. Mary's Adolescent Psychiatric Services treats adolescents whose emotional problems are impacting their safety and functioning. We provide high quality, well-coordinated mental health services in a safe, consistent, therapeutic environment.

Programs Offered

We offer two programs:

  • McAuley Adolescent Inpatient Unit, a short-term acute inpatient crisis unit
  • McAuley Counseling Enriched Education Program, an outpatient educational and therapeutic program run in conjunction with the San Francisco Unified School District and the San Francisco Department of Public Health-Behavioral Health Services

Atmosphere Of Healing And Growth

Through our individual, group, and family services, we work to create an atmosphere that nurtures healing, growth, and hope. Our objective is to help the adolescent identify a pathway to a healthy future.

We are dedicated to providing the best care possible to all adolescents and their families, regardless of their financial circumstances. We are deeply grateful to the many donors who have assisted us with this mission. Gifts for our programs can be made through St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Call them at (415) 750-5970 or visit their website to donate.

For more information about our programs, please call us at (415) 750-5649 (inpatient unit) or (415) 750-5580 (outpatient unit).

Counseling Enriched Education Program

If your child has emotional and/or psychiatric problems that interfere with functioning in school, help is available. We urge you to consult with their school counselor and/or the school district regarding next steps. Your child may be eligible for special education services to help them succeed in school. Learn More

Crisis Information

The adolescent years are a time of immense growth and change. They offer challenges that can be both exciting and overwhelming. Learn More

FAQs For Families

We are aware this may be a challenging time for both you and your child. You probably have lots of questions. Here are answers to a few questions that often come up when an adolescent is hospitalized. Learn More

Meeting The Needs Of Your Kids

Their safety – both physically and emotionally – is always our major concern.

We provide important information you may find helpful.

Information For Patients

If you have been referred to our program, we hope this will answer some of your questions and give you some reassurance. When thinking about inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, we ask you please to keep an open mind. Try to push away portrayals that are frightening and confusing. Learn More

Learn More

For more information about our programs, please call us at (415) 750-5649 (inpatient unit) or (415) 750-5580 (outpatient unit).