Psychiatrist - Urgent Care Clinic

The Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) is a collaborative effort between Pathways to Housing DC, the DC Department of Behavioral Health, and the DC Superior Court. The goal of the UCC is to create immediate access to integrated addiction and mental health services and establish linkages to long-term community behavioral health providers to ensure effective treatment alternatives to clients.

UCC offers a continuum of services including intake and screening, psychosocial assessment, case management assessment, substance abuse assessment and referral, psychiatric evaluation, crisis intervention, medication management if recommended by the psychiatrist, short term case management and brief counseling. The UCC professional team includes a psychiatrist, social workers, case manager, substance abuse counselors, a peer support worker and an intake coordinator.

The UCC serves persons who have been referred to the clinic by DC judges due to their court involvement and demonstrated need for immediate mental health and/or substance abuse services. The services provided by the UCC are available to clients regardless of income level. A client may remain engaged with the UCC up to 90 days until a connection with a long-term mental health care provider is established.


  • Evaluate adults who have recently been arrested and referred by the court for psychiatric evaluations.
  • Conduct brief psychiatric evaluations on youth age (13-18yrs) for the purpose of determining whether inpatient evaluations are needed.
  • Document billable and non-billable services in the electronic medical record.
  • Work with UCC interdisciplinary team to treat and refer the individual/s for ongoing care.
  • Prescribe medications and monitor progress as necessary until clients have been successfully linked to an outside provider.
  • Write reports to the court as necessary and communicate with outside providers to coordinate care.
  • Supervise psychiatric residents who rotate through the Urgent Care Clinic
  • Participate and present in stakeholder meetings both in the Court and in the community
  • Responsible for placing orders for onsite medications and maintaining/ monitoring stock


  • Medical License in the District of Columbia
  • Board certified to provide psychiatric treatment to adults in Washington, DC
  • Board certified in child psychiatry a plus
  • Experience in forensic psychiatry strongly desired
  • Experience working in community mental health
  • Experience with dually diagnosed population
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) highly desired

Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, 403(b), and generous vacation and sick leave,

Bi-lingual (English/Spanish Strongly Preferred.)




How to Apply: 

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