Mental Health Services
UCCD's outpatient mental health services provide a wide range of
culturally sensitive and language accessible services for Deaf,
Hard-of-Hearing, Late Deafened, and other individuals with hearing loss.
Services are available for children, youth, adults, and their families and
- individual counseling
- family/couple counseling
- group counseling
- medication support services
- case management
- consultation to schools, agencies, and other providers
- referral and information
- specialized substance abuse services
Services are provided at our office, in the schools, and in the community.
All medication services are provided at our S.F. office. Services for Alameda
County/East Bay residents are provided either at our S.F. office or at our
second office in San Leandro.
- Medi-Cal (for San Francisco and Alameda County residents)
- Private insurance and other contracts
Deaf Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services
This outpatient substance abuse program provides a variety of services for
Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Late Deafened individuals. Services include
counseling, relapse prevention, and education. In this program, some
individuals choose to stop using alcohol and drugs, and some individuals
choose to find ways to stop the harmful consequences of their alcohol or drug
Services are provided at our San Francisco office and are available for
San Francisco residents.
- individual counseling
- addiction assessment
- support groups
- dual Diagnosis services
- relapse Prevention Education
- codependency support group
- case management
- education about substance abuse and codependency
- referrals to other services, including detoxification programs and
residential substance abuse programs
Case Management Program (D.I.P.)
Drop in case management services are available for any Deaf or
Hard-of-Hearing San Francisco resident. Services are provided by staff from
UCCD and are offered at UCCD's San Francisco office.
- Help to understand your letters or mail.
- Help to make important phone calls.
- Support and referrals to help with money, housing, medical needs.
- Help to get services from other programs or agencies.
Where? UCCD's office, 3333 California Street, Suite 10, San
Francisco, CA 94118 (near Presidio Avenue).
Office Hours: Monday: 12pm to 3pm Wednesday: 9am to 12pm
To get services: Walk in during office hours or call for more
School-Based Partnership Programs
The Partnership Program is a school-based mental health and school
consultation program targeting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students. The
Partnership Program works in partnership with students, families, and
teachers with the goal of fostering academic, personal and social successes
for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children and youth, and enhancing the strengths
of students and their families towards improved communications.
The first Partnership Program began in San Francisco in 1995 at a San
Francisco Elementary School with classes for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
students. In 1997, due to the success of the program, it was expanded to
cover two classrooms at the same school site.
In 2000, the program was expanded to San Mateo County through funding from
Peninsula Community Foundation. The San Mateo Partnership Program works in
collaboration with four public schools in San Mateo County, from Elementary
through High School grades.
Both programs continue to address the needs of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
students, family members, and teachers. Services include individual and
family counseling, crisis intervention, parent support groups, and
consultation with school staff.
In the fall of 2001, the San Mateo Partnership Program expanded to include
infant and early childhood programs in San Mateo County through funding from
Morris Stulsaft Foundation. These early intervention services include
parenting groups, play/communication groups, crisis intervention, family
community activities, and teacher consultation.
Currently, we do not have funding for our
Partnership Program. However, some of our clinical services provides services
for students at school sites.