About Us

The goal of Gateway Psychiatric Services is to enhance the quality of psychiatric care by providing: excellent psychiatric treatment, professional education to health professionals, consultation to organizations delivering psychiatric services and clinical research services.
This website provides information about GPS for current patients, potential patients and their family members; healthcare providers; individuals associated with organizations that provide psychiatric or mental health services; and attorneys.
The Gateway Psychiatric Services Notice of Privacy Policy can be viewed by clicking here.
The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient and his/her physician. This website is funded entirely by Gateway Psychiatric Services, a Medical Corporation. This website does not host or receive funding from advertising.
The San Francisco office is located in Hayes Valley, close to BART. We also have offices in Mountain View and Pleasanton.
Dr. Peter Forster, a UCSF-affiliated San Francisco Psychiatrist, Clinical Director of Gateway Psychiatric Services, specializes in the evaluation and treatment of adult depression, anxiety, panic disorders, phobias and stress reactions.

The Mood Disorders Program provides specialty evaluation and treatment of adult patients with mood disorders and mixed mood/anxiety disorders.

Post Doctoral Psychologist Job Opening

We have a new postdoctoral psychologist job opening in our Hayes Valley office in San Francisco. If you have experience in cognitive ...
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Finding a Psychiatrist

Finding a psychiatrist is often hard. In a separate post we have written in detail about the challenge of getting ...
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Invisible Work for New Patient Consultations

New patient consultations at Gateway are expensive, in large part because of the hidden or invisible work that takes place ...
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Insurance Assistance with Better – Kelsey

Better – insurance assistance that works to get you paid what you are owed.  I recently had a phone call ...
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Bipolar Group – Bipolar 101 Update – Gina

I recently hosted another Bipolar 101 Group and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those who attended the group. I regularly ...
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Best Doctors in America

We are very excited that Dr. Peter Forster has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America by ...
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Medication Home Delivery

Gateway Psychiatric is happy to make medication home delivery available to its patients in the Bay Area through a partnership ...
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Dr. Forster Appointed to DSM Taskforce

Dr. Peter Forster has been appointed to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Task Force of the ...
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Bipolar 101 Group Fall 2017

We are excited to announce a repeat of our very successful Bipolar 101 Group Fall 2017. Do you want to ...
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Genetic Tests for Antidepressants – CNS Dose

About a year ago we reviewed the data on the use of genetic tests for antidepressants as well as other ...
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