Geriatric Outpatient Services

University Behavioral HealthCare’s Geriatric Outpatient Mental Health Services have been developed to provide barrier-free mental health care for older adults residing in the community. In conjunction with UBHC’s Community Outreach Program, the geropsychologists, geriatric psychiatrists, counselors, and social workers of the Geriatric Outpatient Services program work together to provide accessible, non-threatening mental health care to elderly adults with late onset mental illness, lifelong personality disorders, normative life transition problems, mood or affective disorders, and cognitive impairment. Contemporary psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological approaches are offered by UBHC’s multidisciplinary team of professionals, which includes Board-certified geriatric psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and Masters-level social workers. Individual as well as group therapy interventions are employed. Where appropriate, clinical interventions with older adults themselves are combined with work with family members and other caregivers. Using this model, the program has been successful in treating older persons who are frail or physically ill, who have limited mobility, or who resist viewing their problems as mental health issues.

Geriatric Outpatient Mental Health Services are available Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, and Fridays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please call 1-800-969-5300 for further information.