Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital (NPH) is a 74-bed acute psychiatric hospital and is among the leading centers in the world for comprehensive patient care, research, and education in the fields of mental health, developmental disabilities, and neurology. A key part of UCLA Health System, NPH is the major psychiatry teaching facility of the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences. The staff of NPH is composed of faculty from the departments of psychiatry, neurology, medicine, pediatrics, as well as members from the professional disciplines of nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, speech pathology, social work, and special education. Patients of NPH and their families participate actively in their plan for treatment, during hospitalization, and after discharge, and special procedures and personnel are employed to ensure the most effective involvement of families in the care of patients. 

NPH is licensed by the State of California and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO). The mission of Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, in association with the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is to serve the healthcare needs of the community, its patients, and their families through excellence in research, education, and the delivery of neuropsychiatric and behavioral health services.  

Research programs at the Neuropsychiatric Institute enable the staff to develop and apply the newest and most appropriate therapeutic methods. The institute also conducts educational programs at the undergraduate and postdoctoral level. Additionally, the Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital at UCLA has been ranked “Number 5” in the nation in Psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-2024.  

  • Child and adolescent psychiatry services provide inpatient services for a variety of psychiatric disorders, including conduct disorder, attentional-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, autism and other developmental disorders, and other complex neurobehavioral disorders. The Child and Adolescent Partial Hospital Programs provides daytime acute care services for children and adolescents in an outpatient setting with participants returning home at night. Specialties of this program include treatment for autism-spectrum disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and other disorders of childhood.
  • Adult psychiatry services provide comprehensive care for patients with psychiatric illness ages 18 and over. Inpatient services accept patients admitted under the care of psychiatrists on either a voluntary or involuntary basis. The Inpatient Unit is divided into three distinct neighborhoods and provides intensive nursing care and treatment for patients in severely disorganized, unsafe, or agitated states, as well as routine nursing care for the treatment of acutely ill psychiatric patients. The Adult Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Programs offer daytime acute care services for adults in an outpatient setting with participants returning home at night. Specialties include treatment for severe mood disorders, dual diagnosis, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-partum mood disorders, thought disorders, and trauma.
  • Geriatric psychiatry services provide comprehensive care for adults 55 and older. Common services in the geriatric services program include evaluation and differential diagnosis of acute emotional and behavioral problems such as mood disorders, dementia psychosis, and complex behavioral disturbances that may be associated with underlying medical illnesses.
    • The Geriatric Medical Psychiatry Unit is an acute-care setting facility where geriatric patients are evaluated and stabilized. The team provides patients and families with education and treatment to ensure a smooth transition back to the community. The Geriatric Psychiatry Unit has expertise in Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and provides this service within both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The Departments of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) and Geriatric Psychiatry operate clinics in adjacent buildings, which facilitates close interactions among clinicians and researchers.  

For more information, please visit the NPH website and the About Us page. 

Last updated
November 21, 2023