The Rachel Upjohn Building is the home of the U-M Depression Center and of nearly all outpatient psychiatry services for children and adults at the U-M Health System, as well as the U-M Addiction Treatment Services' outpatient programs for teens and adults. It also serves as a hub for research in mental illness and addiction, including clinical trials that rely on volunteers from the community to make new discoveries.
The building, with 112,000 square feet and more than 330 offices for patient visits and other activities, is a warm and welcoming environment, with skylights and windows designed to bring sunlight in and lift the spirits of those who receive care there.
The clinics are concentrated on the first floor, with Child & Adolescent Psychiatry on one side of the light-filled atrium, Adult Psychiatry opposite, and U-M Addiction Treatment Services on the east end of the building. The second floor is devoted to research, and the lower (garden) level has a conference center with rooms for group and family sessions as well as classes and lectures.
Volunteers in clinical trials may come to the second floor of the building for appointments, for an overnight sleep study in the Sleep & Chronophysiology Lab, or to "practice" having an MRI brain scan in the MRI simulator before going to the University Hospital or other facilities for actual scans.
Other psychiatry services, including inpatient hospital care, ECT treatment and psychiatric emergency care, remain in place at University Hospital and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. The Neuropsychology clinic is housed at the Commonwealth building on Plymouth Road.
Next door to the Upjohn Building, U-M's Geriatric Psychiatry specialists see older patients at the U-M Geriatrics Center. U-M Psychiatry clinicians also care for patients at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the Washtenaw Community Health Organization.
What you can expect here
If you or your loved one is seeing a U-M psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker for any mental health concern, your outpatient appointments, group sessions and support groups will be held at the Rachel Upjohn Building.