Clinics

UT Kids - Psychiatry

UT Health Science Center - Main Campus

Overview

The Psychiatry Service at the UT Health Science Center is a full service clinical program directly operated by the clinical faculty of the Psychiatry Department of the School of Medicine. We provide all of the mental health, behavioral health, and psychological services for our parent organization, UT Medicine. If you want to know more about our clinical services, please contact our intake line at 210-567-5555.



Providers

Psychology


Psychiatry


Geriatric Psychiatry



Psychiatry


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry





Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Geriatric Psychiatry




Geriatric Psychiatry



Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Psychiatry


Psychology



Psychiatry



Psychiatry



Adult Psychiatry





Phone Numbers

Phone: 210-567-5555
Fax: 210-567-6944

Clinic Location

UT Health Science Center - Main Campus
7703 Floyd Curl Dr , 7th Floor
San Antonio, Texas 78229
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Care Provided

Current Patients: 210-567-5933

Adult Psychiatry
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Geriatric Psychiatry

Adult
Life can be very stressful.  These problems may be a reaction to a sudden stressor like death or divorce, a more longstanding psychiatric illness such as Bipolar Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center has a wide array of programs to help you or your family member cope with these problems.
What can we help you with?
We offer evaluation and treatment for most common psychiatric disorders, including:

Anxiety/Depression
If nervousness or sadness last much of your day and interfere with your life, this could be more than just the normal “blues”. Our clinicians employ a combined treatment package of medication and psychotherapy to assist you with managing your emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Disorder)
Bipolar Disorder is a condition that affects over 2 million Americans. Mania symptoms may include feelings of extreme happiness or irritability, increased energy, and a reduced need for sleep while depressive symptoms can include overwhelming feelings of sadness, a lack of energy and changes in appetite and sleep.
The Department of Psychiatry is a National Institute of Mental Health Center for the study of Bipolar Disorder.  New treatments for mania and depression are available through the Center and the Department’s Mood Division.

Dementia and cognitive disorders
Emotional and memory problems in later life can be a great concern to patients and their families.  Our Geriatrics division offers a comprehensive assessment for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia; we also treat a wide range of psychiatric problems in the elderly.

Marital, Family and Adjustment Issues
Divorce, illness, job change or loss are but a few of the many stressors that can take a toll on our relationships with spouses and children.  Individuals can find the stress of career or relationships overwhelming.  The Department has experienced psychologists and social workers who can help you work through these issues.

HOW DO I GET HELP?

Call our Intake Office at 210-567-5555.
We will ask you some brief questions to get an idea of your (or your child’s) problem.  This will help us match your situation with the clinician who can best help you.  Generally, an initial appointment will last 1-2 hours.  Your doctor and/or therapist will discuss treatment options with you.

WHAT ARE OUR OFFICE HOURS?
We see patients Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM.  Some group therapy sessions are available in the evenings.

Child & Adolescent
Life with children and teens can be very stressful.  School problems, ADHD, anxiety, depression, drug abuse, learning disabilities can all interfere with your child’s cognitive and emotional growth.  “UT KIDS” is a program of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center

What can we help you with?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD may cause your child to be inattentive, impulsive and perform below his/her intellectual level in school.  If untreated ADHD can result in academic failure, disrupt family relationships,  and may increase the likelihood of depression and conduct problems. Comprehensive psychiatric and psychological assessment and treatment are the keys to helping these children and teens become healthy and successful adults. We employ a combination of medication and behavioral interventions and specialize in explaining to you how they affect your child. 

Anxiety/Depression
If your child or teen is sad or irritable  much of the time, this could be more than just the normal “blues”.  Our clinicians employ a combined treatment package of medication and psychotherapy approaches tailored specifically to assist your child or teen and his/her family with managing emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Disorder)
Does your child or teen go into unexplained rages or anger outbursts?  Does he/she have excessive energy or use very poor judgment all the time.  Does he/she have ADHD that has not responded to the usual medication?  He/she might have Bipolar Disorder and our doctors are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating this disorder.

The Department of Psychiatry is a National Institute of Mental Health Center for the study of Bipolar Disorder.  New treatments for mania and depression are available through the Center and the Department’s Mood Division.

Learning Problems and Developmental Delay
According to the National Institutes of Health, one in seven Americans have some type of learning problem and parents are often the first to recognize that their child learns differently from others. While  children and teens with learning problems are often as smart as their peers, they can have unexpected difficulty with basic academic tasks such as reading, writing and math and difficulties with memory and understanding visually presented  information. They may also have trouble with processing visual and auditory information despite normal visual and auditory acuity. Problems with attention and depression are often also present.
Comprehensive psychological assessment and treatment are the keys to helping children and teens become healthy and successful adults.    Please note that these services are often not covered by health insurance.

Comprehensive Psychological Assessment
Assessment services can provide:
Initial diagnostic information
Aid in differential diagnosis
Evaluate treatment progress/success
Assist with qualification for services
Types of assessment services available:
Neuropsychological assessment is a comprehensive procedure that examines mental processing and evaluates the impact on behavior.
Psychoeducational assessment evaluates the student’s capabilities, learning styles and educational achievement.
Developmental assessment evaluates the infant or toddler’s developmental strengths and needs and assists with qualification for early intervention services.
Psychological assessment assists in understanding emotional and behavioral problems.

HOW DO I GET HELP?

Call our Intake Office at 210-567-5555.
We will ask you some brief questions to get an idea of your (or your child’s) problem.  This will help us match your situation with the clinician who can best help you.  Generally, an initial appointment will last 1-2 hours.  Your doctor and/or therapist will discuss treatment options with you.

Geriatric
The Division of Aging and Geriatrics provides outpatient clinical care for elders with dementia, depression, and other mental disorders. These teaching clinics are staffed by Jason Schillerstrom, MD, Ricardo Salazar, MD, and Donald Royall, MD. Each elder referral receives brief neuropsychological testing which screens for memory, problem solving, and mood impairments. Medication management and psychotherapy targeting the maintenance of self care activities and caregiver stress are offered. The division also provides consultation services for local nursing homes and for Adult Protective Services.