Clinical Mental Health Services

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC offers a complete range of diagnostic and treatment services for all types of psychiatric and mental health conditions.

Each year, we serve more than 25,000 patients and their families — providing a full continuum of care for every level of need.

Our clinical mental health services include:

Mental Health Assessments and Treatments

For psychiatric disorders, as with all medical illnesses, successful treatment begins with a complete and accurate assessment. At Western Psychiatric, we provide comprehensive evaluations for people of all ages in a number of settings, including a 24-hour emergency room.

Since discussions with family members (with the patient’s consent) are a valued part of the evaluation process, we encourage family members to accompany patients to the assessment.

Based on the assessment, clinicians recommend the program that will be most helpful and tailor a treatment plan to meet the specific needs of the individual.

Treatment is a cooperative effort between the patient, family members, and professional staff and may include:

  • Intensive outpatient care
  • Routine outpatient care
  • Partial hospitalization
  • Inpatient care
  • Residential treatment
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication
  • A combination of approaches

Treatment Team

Because psychiatric disorders can involve many factors, patients may receive care from a team of professionals, often including:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Social workers

This team provides the patient and the family with education and communication throughout the treatment process to enhance the patient’s recovery.

Western Psychiatric is dedicated to providing high-quality health care that is compassionate, attractive to patients and their support systems, and responsive to referring professionals and agencies.

» Call us at 412-624-1000 or toll-free at 1-877-624-4100.
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Contact Us

For an emergency, please call 412-624-1000
or toll-free 1-877-624-4100.

For more information or to make a referral to Services for Teens at Risk (STAR-Center), please contact us at 412-246-5619; open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Crisis support services for residents in Allegheny County, call resolve Crisis Services at
1-888-7-YOU CAN
or 1-888-796-8226.

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