UW Medical Center

The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)​ is one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, providing highly specialized medical care in areas such as cardiology, high-risk pregnancy and neonatal intensive care, oncology, and organ transplantation. Patients travel from across Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho for these spec​ialized services.

Because the link between mental health and medical conditions is deeply intertwined, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty provide primary care consultation at a number of medical specialty programs at UWMC. A patient learning he has cancer might need help with depression, while an expecting mom with a mental health condition might need advice on medications. Mental health care is integral to a patient’s experience, and we work closely with other providers to provide whole person care.

Our faculty provide consultations to the following: Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt, Maternal and Infant Care Clinic, Regional Heart Center, Transplant Services, and General Internal Medicine Center.

We also staff an Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at UWMC-Roosevelt​ that offers a variety of treatments, a Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic
for new and expecting moms, and inpatient units at UWMC​ for primary psychiatric needs or psychiatric needs created by complex medical conditions.

To request an appointment with a UW Medicine Psychiatrist, please visit the UW Medicine Contact Center.

Richard C. Veith​, MD
Richard D. and Bernice E. Tutt Professor in the Neurosciences
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Chief of Psychiatric Services, UWMC
Adjunct Professor, Global Health, School of Public Health