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 nonprofit organization tirelessly advocates for our patients and profession at local, state, and federal levels. We invite you to peruse the variety of helpful resources and information found throughout our website.

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What We Can Do For Psychiatrists: The Benefits of Membership

Members of OCPS are among the growing membership of 37,000 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.

In Case of Emergency Call CAT

In some emergencies, immediate evaluation may be imperative but it may not be possible to bring the patient to a psychiatrist's office or a hospital. In these cases, the Centralized Assessment Team (CAT) can help. CAT is a program of Orange County Health Care Agency – Behavioral Health Services and is funded through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The team is available 24/7 and can provide emergency psychiatric evaluation services at locations such as private residences, police stations, health clinics, private doctors' or therapists' offices, and in the field. You can read more about CAT at this OC Health Care Agency web page. Their phone numbers are (866) 830-6011 or (714) 517-6353.

Maternal Mental Health Resources

In connection with the documentary, Dark Side of the Full Moon, we are pleased to publish a new page on Maternal Mental Health Resources. Our hope is that this offering will help contribute to positive changes for improved maternal mental health care in the service of pregnant women and new parents in Orange County.

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Psychiatrists: Urge your Senators to start over on AHCA!

May 18, 2017
From the APA: Recently, the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a narrow margin to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, the Senate is

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OCPS Members: Special Election for President-Elect position

May 09, 2017
Dear OCPS Member, At the recent OCPS Council meeting on May 2, 2017, the Council authorized a Special Election for the President-Elect position to take place this month.

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Welcoming our new Executive Director

Mar 24, 2017
We are pleased to report that Nancy Novak has accepted the position as our new Executive Director, replacing Mary Ann Awad. While Mary Ann’s departure is an unfortunate

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