About the Telepsychiatry Program

The Telepsychiatry Program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC brings world-class specialists to rural and underserved communities in Pennsylvania.

This makes receiving quality behavioral health care possible for a far greater number of people than before.

One of the Largest and the First Telepsychiatry Programs

Our program is one of the largest academic-affiliated telepsychiatry programs in the nation.

We're also one of the first major academic hospitals to offer telepsychiatry services to assess and treat people throughout the region.

The Telepsychiatry Program by the numbers:

  • 12,000 consults a year.
  • 14 board-certified psychiatrists and growing.
  • 10 locations in Pa.
  • More than 10 years of telepsychiatry experience.

Currently, the Telepsychiatry Program contracts with behavioral health agencies and medical centers throughout Pa. where psychiatry services are limited.

We offer children, teens, and adults:

  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Medication management
  • Long-term care

Why Choose UPMC for Telepsychiatry?

Managing more than 12,000 encounters a year, the Telepsychiatry Program is the largest volume service within UPMC's telehealth network.

Our providers have access to all the most up-to-date research thanks to our affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh. Many psychiatrists in our program are a part of the faculty at the Pitt School of Medicine.

Within UPMC, our team:

  • Constantly seeks out new treatments.
  • Conducts research studies.
  • Trains the next generation of providers here and elsewhere.

All of this, along with the top-quality patient care we hold paramount.

Telepsychiatry Network

Behavioral health agencies currently served by UPMC's outpatient telepsychiatry services, in partnership with Pennsylvania's Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, include:

City County Center
Allentown/Wind Gap Lehigh /Northampton Pinebrook Family Answers
Altoona Blair Home Nursing Agency
Brookville Jefferson Brookville Behavioral Health
Erie Erie County ​Safe Harbor
Johnstown/Ebensburg Cambria County Alternative Family Resource Center
Mansfield/Towanda Tioga/Bradford ​Concern Counseling Services
Reading Berks Berks Counseling Center
Wellsboro Tioga Laurel Behavioral Health System
Wyomissing Berks Family Guidance Center

View the outpatient telepsychiatry locations map (PDF).

We offer hospital-based telepsychiatry services at:

International Telepsychiatry Services

The Telepsychiatry Program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC is a leader in telehealth.

We can meet the needs of people around the world, including:

  • Referring doctors
  • Embassies
  • Health ministries
  • Insurance providers
  • Patients and their families

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services Clinic (CABS) uses telehealth, when appropriate.

CABS can assess and treat kids worldwide with severe mood problems.

To learn more about us, contact the UPMC Telepsychiatry Program.

Contact Us

For more information about the Telepsychiatry Program, please call 412-246-5434 or email us.

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