Welcome to OCPS

Welcome to the Orange County Psychiatric Society, which represents over 270 area psychiatrists devoted to quality patient care. As a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association and California Psychiatric Association, our organization tirelessly advocates for our patients and profession at local, state, and federal levels.

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About Our website

OCPS would like to welcome you to our website! The site has been designed to better serve the people of Orange County and our member physicians. We invite you to peruse the variety of helpful resources and information found throughout the site. We would like to extend our gratitude to our Platinum sponsors, the American Professional Agency and Professional Risk Management Services, and our Bronze sponsor, The Cooperative of American Physicians. Without their generous support this website would not have been possible.

What We Can Do For You: The Benefits of Membership

Members of OCPS are among the growing membership of 35,000 worldwide psychiatrists in the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The many benefits enjoyed by OCPS members include tireless advocacy for our patients and profession, access to the latest research and clinical studies, resources for practice management, opportunities for networking and professional development, resources for lifelong learning and Continuing Medical Education (CME), and discounts on several quality services. Read more about member benefits or contact OCPS to learn more about our organization, including events, activities, and joining our ranks.

Crisis Prevention Hotline

1-877-7-CRISIS or 1-877-727-4747
Toll-free, 24-hour, immediate, and confidential over-the-phone suicide prevention services to anyone, who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts. Operated by Los Angeles-based Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.

Warmline Network Services

1-877-910-WARM or 1-877-910-9276
Primarily phone-based non-crisis, supportive services to anyone, who is struggling with mental health issues and looking for a respectful, caring, and understanding person. Operated by NAMI-OC.

Now Accepting Applications for Bill Callahan, M.D. Memorial Advocacy Award

OCPS established the Bill Callahan, M.D. Memorial Advocacy Award in 2015 in memory of William E. Callahan’s life. This annual award is presented to one psychiatry resident, fellow, or early career psychiatrist OCPS member who has a passion and enthusiasm for legislative advocacy. Read more about Bill Callahan, M.D., and how to support or apply for the award on our Donations page.

Payment Reform And Quality Reporting Under MACRA

As a benefit to APA members, the APA has launched a Payment Reform website and a new CME webinar series to assist members in preparing for the major payment changes going into effect for 2017, as a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). MACRA changes the way psychiatrists and other physicians working with Medicare patients will be paid. Some reporting requirements begin as early as January 1, 2017. MACRA permanently repealed the Medicare SGR formula and set in motion entirely new programs for quality reporting and new payment models. Over 23,000 psychiatrists currently see Medicare patients. These new MACRA programs are also widely expected to have a ripple effect and spur similar efforts by many other payers.

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Payment Reform and Quality Reporting Under MACRA

Nov 16, 2016
As a benefit to APA members, the APA has launched a Payment Reform website and a new CME webinar series to assist members in preparing for the major payment changes going into

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Educational Event Videos Now Online

Jul 27, 2016
[UPDATED] OCPS Members are invited to login to the Members Only area to view video of previous educational events. Now online are presentations by Dr. Greenberger (on CBT) and

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OCPS welcomes new Executive Director

Mar 24, 2016
OCPS would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Executive Director, Mary Ann Awad. Mary Ann was born and raised in Southern California and recently returned

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Our Sponsors

American Professional Agency, Inc.
Professional Risk Management Services, Inc.