If this is an emergency, please dial 911. If you are having suicidal thoughts, please call (800) 442-HOPE. Our local crisis response hotline is (800) 796-6762. They can provide immediate and confidential help. You may also visit the Crisis Response Center, 2802 E. District St., Tucson, AZ, 85714, at any time of the day or night.

Our behavioral health providers cannot make clinical assessments, discuss confidential patient matters, or make recommendations via email. If you wish to speak with one of our behavioral health providers, you may make an appointment at either of our outpatient clinics.

Banner – University Medical Center has the largest psychiatric inpatient service in Southern Arizona. That speaks to our commitment to helping you diagnose, treat and recover from debilitating mental and behavioral illnesses that affect you and your family.

If this is not an emergency situation and you would like to schedule an appointment with a behavioral health provider, please call (520) 626-6254 for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and (520) 874-7500 for Banner – University Medical Center South. You can also request an appointment by completing the Request an Appointment form and selecting Psychiatry as the specialty.

To learn about the behavioral health offerings or to request an appointment in Phoenix, please visit Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix's Behavioral Health page.

Conditions Treated

Our inpatient and outpatient services and programs for adults and children use a team approach that is individualized and sensitive to your needs and situation. We expertly treat emotional disorders that include:
  • Acute psychiatric conditions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Danger to self or others
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Isolative or withdrawn behavior
  • Chemical dependence and behavioral addictions

Behavioral Health Pavilion

The Behavioral Health Pavilion combines psychiatric and behavioral health services from Banner – University Medical Center, Pima County and Community Partnership of Southern Arizona in one location for a wide range of inpatient and outpatient care. These include:
  • Emergency department dedicated to handling acute mentally ill patients
  • Psychiatric urgent care
  • Inpatient units
  • Psychiatric outpatient clinics for diagnosis, medication and therapy
  • Crisis Response Center, which fields phone calls on psychiatric emergencies and information requests about behavioral health

Outpatient clinics and emergency or crisis services also are available at our Tucson campus.

We encourage patients, families and caregivers to be active, involved and informed in the treatment and recovery process. Our opportunities for patients to participate in psychiatric research extend our knowledge of the latest treatments that we apply when appropriate.

Whole Health Clinic

The Whole Health Clinic is a free-standing, outpatient behavioral health clinic operated by Banner – University Medicine and contracted with the Regional Behavioral Health Authority, Cenpatico. The Center aims to provide a wide range of comprehensive and integrated services to address the whole-health needs of individuals with mental illness. Learn more

Clinical Trials

The University of Arizona conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials that support our commitment to improving patient care. For more information, visit the University of Arizona Clinical Trials site.

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