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Fast Facts For Families


During your child’s stay with us, we hope to meet their needs and yours. Their safety – both physically and emotionally – is always our major concern. Here is some important information you may find helpful.

Who We Serve

  • We serve adolescents ages 11-17 who are placed on psychiatric holds.
  • Adolescents admitted to the program must be referred to us from an emergency room or crisis center. 

Our Address And Contact Information

  • Our physical address is 2200 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94117.
  • Our mailing address is St. Mary’s Hospital, Unit 5N, 450 Stanyan St., San Francisco, CA 94117.
  • Our phone number is (415) 750-5649. Please feel free to call us at any time. You may also reach your child at this same number.

Visiting Hours And Information

  • Visiting Times: Please contact the unit regarding current visiting times and restrictions.
  • Phone times for the adolescents are 7:30-9 am, 12-1 pm, 5-7:30 pm and during visiting hours. No cell phone use is permitted on the unit.
  • Visits are limited to legal guardians only.
  • No outside food is allowed at this time.
  • Please bring or send your child with a change of clothing. If this is not possible, your child will be provided with hospital clothing and basic toiletries.
  • Please do not send items with strings (except sneakers which can be used during supervised exercise), sharp objects, electronics/phones, or valuables. The hospital cannot assume responsibility for expensive items that are lost. 

Miscellaneous Information

  • If your child is on any medications, please contact us at (415) 750-5649
  • Please do not follow the ambulance here. Your child will have the opportunity to call you when their admission is complete, and you can visit at the next visiting hour.
  • Due to privacy concerns, we may ask for personal information to identify you or your adolescent. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

For More Information

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions. We are here to help. You can reach us at (415) 750-5649