Immigrant communities face stressors unique to their experiences. Such experiences often lead to or compound existing mental health conditions. Immigrant communities also access mental health care at much lower rates than the general population, which may be due to cultural stereotypes or “taboos” related to mental health in their communities or that there are no culturally or linguistically appropriate services to help immigrants access available community services. RAMS Adult/Older Adult Outpatient Clinic, RAMS’ first program, was founded to provide culturally and linguistically responsive services to historically underserved immigrant communities, including Asian and Pacific Islander communities and San Francisco’s Russian-speaking communities.
All of RAMS Adult/Older Adult Outpatient services are provided on-site at RAMS Outpatient Clinic in San Francisco’s Richmond District.
Individual, Couples, Family, and Group Counseling
Clinical Case Management
Psychiatric Evaluation and Medical Management
Psychological Testing and Assessment
Information & Referral Services
Peer Support Groups, Peer Advocacy, and Social Activities
Who We Serve
RAMS Adult/Older Adult Outpatient Clinic provides services to adult and older adult clients who struggle with mental health symptoms and emotionally debilitating conditions. We serve low-income individuals and families with public health insurance, including Medi-Cal and Medicare and those without health insurance. Although our services are available to all communities, RAMS Adult/Older Adult Outpatient Clinic places a special focus on serving the Asian and Pacific Islander population as well as the Russian community.
Annually, RAMS Adult/Older Adult Outpatient provides clinical and outpatient services to roughly 1,000 adults and older adults.