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UPMC Hanover's Behavioral Health Unit

A mental health crisis is often overwhelming and scary.

At UPMC Hanover's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU), our staff knows the need for comfort and security during such a time.

The BHU is a vital resource for anyone who needs help during a mental health crisis. We care for children, teens, and adults.

Access the secured unit through the UPMC Hanover Emergency Department entrance.

Call the BHU at 717-316-5423. Or text or call 988 — the National Suicide and Crisis Support Lifeline — if you're having an urgent mental health need.

What to Expect at UPMC Hanover's BHU

When you arrive at the BHU, you'll fill out a questionnaire.

The results help us learn the right level and type of care you need, which may include:

  • Detox.
  • Inpatient care in the BHU.
  • Intensive outpatient mental health programs.

The team will work with you on a personal treatment plan that meets your needs during your short-term stay.

We'll also discuss your long-long term goals and design a treatment plan to support you when you leave the BHU. This may include going to another center for more treatment.

Why Choose UPMC Hanover for Mental Health Care?

The highly trained, compassionate staff at UPMC Hanover's BHU:

  • Commits to support you and help you feel safe.
  • Has a focus on promoting mental health awareness outside of the care we provide in the BHU.
  • Offers a patient-centered approach to care.

About the BHU unit

Our unit has:

  • 5 quiet, safe bedrooms.
  • Circadian rhythm lighting that regulates your sleep-wake cycle and provides a more natural, relaxed setting.

Visitors to the BHU

Guests are welcome to visit loved ones in the BHU. You must pre-schedule your visit by calling 717-316-5423.

We ask that you limit your visit to 15 to 30 minutes between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Please do not bring any personal items into the BHU.

Contact UPMC Hanover's BHU

Call 717-316-5423.

To access the BHU, enter through the UPMC Hanover ER.

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