Department of Psychiatry

Transitional Care Clinic

Services Provided
The Transitional Care Clinic (TCC) is dedicated to improving the quality of peoples' lives through engagement in mental health services, promoting growth toward personal goals, decreasing the need for psychiatric hospitalization, and linkage to long-term services.

The TCC is a short-term clinic that helps people transition from psychiatric care at University Hospital to long-term mental health care in the community. The TCC provides medication management, psychotherapy, and care coordination (social work) services. Referrals are accepted only from designated staff at University Hospital using the Monarch online referral system.

Services Not Provided
The TCC is not a walk-in clinic, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), a crisis clinic, or a long-term clinic. For this reason, the TCC is an inappropriate referral site for people who are having an emergency. The clinic sees patients by appointment.

Because the TCC is a transitional clinic, people are discharged from the clinic when they begin psychiatric treatment in a different clinic. This includes outpatient clinics, inpatient clinics, IOPs, and PHPs. Therefore, if a TCC patient is hospitalized due to psychiatry symptoms, he or she is automatically discharged from the TCC and should only return to the clinic if referred again by University Hospital hospital through the TCC’s online referral system, Monarch.