UC Regents to Consider UCSF’s New Child, Teen and Family Center

The UC Board of Regents will consider approving UC San Francisco’s new Child, Teen and Family Center at its regular meeting Thursday.

The center will provide a child-, family- and adult-friendly environment in which UCSF can provide mental health services. The new building also will house the UCSF Department of Psychiatry.

By integrating clinical, training, and research facilities in one building, the center will allow patients and families the ability to participate in cutting-edge clinical research at a single location that is in close proximity to wet research labs at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.

The approximately 170,000-square-foot facility will provide clinical services, clinical research, dry research, and office space as well as spaces for imaging, meetings, education and retail.

The building will include a small, 250-seat auditorium that will generally host meetings, lectures and presentations for the Department of Psychiatry and affiliated UCSF departments, such as the Department of Neurology. It’s expected that auditorium users would include individuals already present at nearby buildings, who would either walk or ride the UCSF shuttle bus. Less than once a month, the auditorium could be used to host conferences or events that may include some non-UCSF participants; these special events could occur during weekdays or Saturdays.

Located at 2130 Third St., one block south of UCSF’s Mission Bay campus, the building will range between three and five stories – heights that fit into the current San Francisco zoning for the project site. It will feature two entrances: one of the Child, Teen and Family Center clinics and a one for the Department of Psychiatry. Forty-one parking spaces for outpatients will be located below ground.

If approved, construction is estimated to begin in early 2018 and be completed in early 2020. Before construction begins, the existing three-story building and surface parking lot located at the site would be demolished.

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