About Our Hospital

About The Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

The Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA 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. It is the major psychiatry teaching facility of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, one of the nation's top-ranked medical centers.

Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital is an independently accredited and licensed hospital located on the fourth floor of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, with its own entrance and address. The hospital was named in honor of Stewart and Lynda Resnick, whose generous donation through the Resnick Family Foundation supported the construction of the neuropsychiatric hospital.

Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital's vision 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.

150 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095
Hospital Information:
(310) 825-9111
Emergency Department
(310) 825-2111

By the Numbers

  • Ranked eighth in the nation in psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report
  • 75,020 square feet
  • Average length of stay: 12.83 days
  • 74 inpatient beds

World-class Patient Care

Stewart and Lynda Rae Resnick 

Stewart & Lynda Rae Resnick

Patients of all ages with psychiatric illnesses and developmental disabilities receive innovative treatment and compassionate care. Team members include specialists in psychiatry, neurology, medicine and pediatrics, as well as nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, speech pathology, social work and special education.

Patients of Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and their families participate actively in their plan for treatment, during hospitalization and after discharge.

Treatment is tailored to each age group:

The child and adolescent care program provides care for young patients with autism, schizophrenia and eating disorders. The Adolescent and Child Hospitalization Program serves teenagers and children who require inpatient treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders, including conduct disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, autism and other developmental disorders, and other complex neurobehavioral disorders.

The adult inpatient care program provides psychiatric services in the hospital for the diagnosis and treatment of major psychiatric illnesses. The unit accepts patients admitted under the care of psychiatrists on either a voluntary or an involuntary basis.

The unit is divided into three distinct sections:

  • Intensive nursing care and treatment for patients in severely disorganized, unsafe or agitated states
  • Routine nursing care for the treatment of acutely ill psychiatric patients
  • Substance abuse treatment (i.e. Matrix programming, AA panels, detoxification)

The geriatric program provides comprehensive care for older adults with psychiatric illnesses, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

  • The Geriatric Adult Psychiatry Unit is an acute-care setting where patients are evaluated and stabilized. The team provides patients with education and treatments to ensure a smooth transition back to the community.
  • The Geriatric Assessment Program offers comprehensive outpatient psychiatric evaluation and treatment of patients with depression, anxiety, psychosis, sleeplessness, chronic pain and other disorders.
  • The UCLA Memory and Aging Center performs advanced research designed to accelerate detection and intervention strategies to enhance brain health and memory ability. Located in the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, the center provides state-of-the-art cognitive and brain scanning assessments, programs for improving mental performance, and opportunities to volunteer for
    brain imaging and memory research.

Other inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs include treatments for adult and adolescent eating disorders; obsessive-compulsive disorder; addiction; severe depression; autism; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism.

Healing by Design

Designed by world-renowned architects I.M. Pei and C.C. Pei, as well as a team of architects headed by Perkins & Will, Pei Partnership Architects and RBB Architects, the stunning facility is humanizing, rich in natural light and engineered to enhance the feeling of several smaller hospitals rather than a single overwhelming space.

Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital features mostly all-private rooms for a calm and quiet atmosphere. Large windows provide patients with an abundance of natural outdoor light and views of gardens, green spaces and gathering places that surround the new building, and an outdoor terrace provides easy access to open air and sunlight. The adult outdoor patio features an area to conduct group-therapy sessions, enhancing the healing process for psychiatric patients.

Hospital Leadership

Peter C. Whybrow, MD, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

Peter C. Whybrow, MD

Judson Braun Distinguished Professor and Executive Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician-in-Chief, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Director, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Thomas B. Strouse, MD, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

Thomas B. Strouse, M.D.
Medical Director, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA