Residency Training Sites

UCR Health at Citrus Tower

The UCR Health Psychiatry Suite at Citrus Tower is located in downtown Riverside. In addition, the facility houses a second suite for UCR Health multispecialty services, which includes neurology, primary care, reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery, and more. The clinic anticipates about 33,000 patient visits each year.

Department of Psychiatry, Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health

Inpatient treatment facility is the Psychiatry Department of Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health (RUHS). Services consist of emergency psychiatric evaluation, treatment and inpatient care for ages 13 and up. Being geared to stabilize the individual for return to maximum productivity as soon as possible, this department provides:

  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Individual and group therapy in a structured, supervised setting
  • Discharge planning and coordination
  • Placement services
  • Referrals

The Emergency Treatment Services (ETS) division provides psychiatry emergency services including evaluation, crisis intervention and referrals for psychiatric hospitalization as needed. ETS specializes in evaluating and treating mental illness and emotional crisis. Patients who come to ETS may receive treatment and be discharged to return home with medication and referrals to other mental health facilities. Some patients may be admitted for further treatment to the inpatient treatment facility. ETS provides services to individuals of all ages.

Olive Crest

Founded in 1973, Olive Crest has served over 100,000 children and families, and transforms the lives of at-risk children through the healing power of family.  Their mission is to prevent child abuse, treat and educate at-risk children, and preserve the family. Olive Crest’s inland and desert communities regions provides service to more than 1,200 children and families daily throughout all of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.  Their services include:

  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Homes for At-Risk Children, Teens and Transitional-Aged Youth
  • Adoption Placement and Support
  • Independent Life Skills Training and Mentorship
  • Counseling and Mental Health Treatment
  • Family Crisis Intervention
  • Medication Management Support Services

Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health

The Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health (RUHS) is the only county-owned and operated hospital, whose mission is to provide superior quality healthcare to county residents with a special focus on individuals and populations in need. In FY 2010-11, RUHS had approximately 23,500 admissions and nearly 100,000 emergency room visits, as well as approximately 129,000 outpatient clinic visits through its extensive ambulatory care program.

The 520,000-square-foot medical center is a tertiary care and level II adult and pediatric trauma center facility, licensed for a total of 439 beds. In addition to the 362 licensed beds in Moreno Valley, California, there are 77 licensed beds in a separate psychiatric inpatient treatment facility in the city of Riverside. RUHS has 12 operating rooms, a helipad, and state-of-the-art digital radiology services, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) facilities.

Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center

The Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center is part of the VA Long Beach Healtcare System, one of the most diversified health care systems in the VA. Named for Corporal Tibor Rubin, a Korean War veteran who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, the facility is one of six in the Long Beach system.

Loma Linda VA Medical Center

The Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center is part of the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System. The facility has 159 hospital beds and a 110-bed Community Living Center. VA Loma Linda Healthcare System serves over 76,000 veterans who entrust their health care needs to the VA.  Through the years, access to care has been improved by opening five community clinics. These are in Corona, Murrieta, Palm Desert, Rancho Cucamonga and Victorville. Blythe Telehealth Clinic was open in 2010. In 2016, the VA Loma Linda opened an Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) for outpatient care.

Children’s Services Administration

Children's Services Administration provides a broad range of innovative child-centered, strength-based, family-focused, culturally-competent and evidence-based services to children and adolescents.

Residents will gain direct hands-on experience with the following techniques: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Residents will participate in The Preschool 0–5 Program, an outpatient clinic providing mental health interventions for children ages 0-5 years and their families.

Pacific Grove Hospital

Located in the heart of Riverside, Pacific Grove Hospital is a private, 68-bed acute psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital.

The hospital features three self contained units/programs with private court yards, laundry facilities, patient lounges, and semi-private rooms.

  • The Chemical Dependency Program, where patients can be medically detoxed and receive treatment unique to their needs.
  • The Psychiatric Services Program, where patients with serious conditions such as suicidal depression, bipolar, and psychotic states are safely treated.
  • The Partial Hospitalization Program, a step-down program offering patients treatment six-hours-per-day.

Kaiser Permanente Psychiatry Center

Residents rotate at the Canyon Crest Towne Center location where they will be conducting new ambulatory psychiatric assessments, medication management, group therapy, and individual psychotherapy with adult patients in the Kaiser Permanente Health System.

This clinic provides our residents with ambulatory experiences in a different health system as well as patient population.

Department of State Hospitals - Patton

Psychiatry residents rotate at the Department of State Hospitals – Patton. This hospital is a forensic psychiatric hospital located nearby in Patton, Calif. It provides treatment to forensically and civilly committed patients within a secure treatment facility.

Trainees will conduct psychiatric assessments, medication management, and learn how to prepare assessments of patients for the court under the Trial Competency Program.

Division of Biomedical Sciences, UCR School of Medicine

The Division of Biomedical Sciences is located within the School of Medicine Research Building at the University of California Riverside campus. The mission of UC Riverside’s innovative Division of Biomedical Sciences is to train independent research scientists to enable them to bridge the wide gulf that currently exists between basic science research and clinical medicine.

The division provides medical students, graduate students, and residents alike, with research and educational expertise that uniquely integrate a systems and disease-based medical curriculum with experimental applications to biomedical research problems.

Our 35 participating faculty have diverse research interests in cancer, receptor biology, neurodevelopmental disorders, physiology drug design, chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disease, vaccine development, parasitology, microbiology, biophysics, bioengineering and neuroscience.

Royale Therapeutic Residential Center

Founded in 1974, Royale Therapeutic Residential Center/South Coast Post Acute provides post-acute care, memory care and long-term care to more than 2,500 patients each year.