July 2015 | UCSF Science of Caring


IPCOM Awarded Best Poster

April 2015 | Western Institute of Nursing Website


Image of Fran Dreier with patient UCSF Team Works to Meet Physical Care Needs of Mental Health Patients

September 11, 2014  |  California Health Report



Image of Sherri Borden, NPPreserving the Physical Health of Mental Health Patients

May 2014  | UCSF Science of Caring



What We Do

IPCOM services focus on primary care problems in the context of serious mental illness including:

  • Health screenings and physical examinations
  • Urgent care for acute medical problems
  • Chronic disease management
  • Health promotion and education, adapted to the risk profile of the mentally ill
  • Staff education and consultation to promote health in aggregate living

Health Promotion Areas include:

  • Health issues groups in short-stay houses
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Psychiatric symptom management
  • Preventing substance abuse relapse
  • Focus on self-care activities & basics of good health