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Behavioral and Mental Health Care at UPMC

Good health means something different to every person. But one thing is certain: caring for your mental health is just as important as your physical health when it comes to living your best life.

Behavioral and mental health problems have a ripple effect. They can affect your relationships, work and interests, and even your physical health.

Chances are good that you — or someone you love — will one day need help for a new, ongoing, or worsening mental or behavioral health problem. You can find the care, expertise, and support you need at UPMC Western Behavioral Health.

Our Commitment to You

We know it’s not easy asking for help for mental issues. We know for some people, there’s still a stigma surrounding addiction and mental health care. We want to change that.

Our programs, care settings, and staff:

  • Do not judge, blame, or shame you for your illness.
  • Offer support, kindness, and the compassion you deserve.
  • Treat you as a whole person.

At Western Behavioral Health, you have access to a full range of mental health services focused on you.

UPMC Western Behavioral Health

At Western Behavioral Health, our goal is to help support and promote your mental health and well-being. We offer you a network of services throughout western, northwestern, and north central Pennsylvania, and in southern New York and western Maryland.

We are part of UPMC, one of the nation’s leading health care providers and top academic medical centers. This means you’ll receive innovative, evidence-based care from leading mental health experts.

At the center of our services is UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital in Pittsburgh. UPMC Western is nationally ranked for its compassionate, patient-centered care and pioneering mental health research. Read about our history and leadership.

People of all ages and from all walks of life turn to Western Behavioral Health for help. We know that access and affordability is especially important to getting mental health care. That is why we are proud to support mental health needs right in the communities we serve, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.

Our Extensive Network of Mental Health Experts and Programs

Western offers condition-specific treatment by expert professionals. We care for behavioral and mental health problems ranging from self-harm, substance use, eating disorders, and depression and anxiety to severe mental illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. We also have special expertise in the mental health needs of children and adolescents, older adults, and children and adults with developmental disorders and autism.

Our personalized approach focuses on getting you the best possible care where and when you need it most:

  • Inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
  • Partial-hospitalization and day-treatment programs.
  • Outpatient group or individual care.
  • Residential services.
  • Home-based services.
  • Educational and preventative programs.

Help Where You Are

You’ll find help at Western Behavioral Health’s nearly 60 hospital- and community-based locations. We serve patients from Erie to Altoona to Pittsburgh — and in nearby counties in Maryland and New York. Our more than 250 psychiatrists and psychologists, many of whom are available for virtual (telemedicine) appointments, are experts in treating a broad range of mental and behavioral health issues.

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Do You Need Help? You’re Not Alone.

Mental and behavioral health issues affect people of every background, race, and gender. They can happen at any age, too — from children and teens to adults and seniors.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that:

  • 1 in 5 adults in the United States gets treatment for a mental illness each year.
  • Over 10 million adults in the United States have both mental health and substance use problems.
  • 1 in 6 children, ages 6 to 18, face a mental health problem each year.

Behavioral health issues can include self-injury, eating disorders like anorexia, or substance use problems. You may have an ongoing or severe mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.

Not all conditions are long term and treatment can make a life-changing difference. For example:

  • You may have short-term anxiety or need help dealing with stress.
  • You may experience a mental health challenge after a traumatic event in your life or personal loss, after being pregnant, or after being diagnosed with a serious illness.

Even though mental and behavioral health issues are common, 60% of adults and 50% of children don’t get the treatment they need. Left untreated, these issues can get worse. And they can affect your daily life and even your physical health.

We want to make sure you can get the help you need, where and when you need it.

Need Care for Yourself or Someone You Love? Contact Us

For a mental health emergency, call 988.

For an appointment near you, call Western Behavioral Health’s main phone number at 1-877-624-4100 or 412-624-1000.

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
3811 O’Hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Call 412-624-1000 or toll free 1-877-624-4100.

Are you a resident of Allegheny County and in crisis?

Call our resolve Crisis Services at 1-888-796-8226. It’s free and open 24/7.

Or go to the resolve Crisis Services walk-in clinic:

333 North Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide or self-harm:

Text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or call 800-273-8255.

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