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UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and UPMC Western Behavioral Health

3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213

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

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For more than 70 years, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been a nationally recognized leader in mental health clinical care, research, and education. Our services include UPMC Western Behavioral Health, a network of nearly 60 community-based programs providing specialized mental health and addiction care throughout western Pennsylvania.

We are part of UPMC, a world-class academic medical center, and affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Together, we offer our patients support and expertise at every stage of their care and recovery, including acute inpatient services, emergency and crisis services, outpatient services, and telepsychiatry services.

Patients have the right to receive services without discrimination based upon race, color, age, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, source of payment, or marital, familial, veteran, or disability status. Please see the full Patient Rights and Responsibilities document for more information.

Conditions We Treat

Mental health conditions affect people of all ages. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and UPMC Western Behavioral Health provide treatment for children and adults dealing with a wide variety of conditions, including:

Individualized inpatient and outpatient addiction treatments, counseling, and education

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Evaluations and treatments specifically for individuals with ADHD

Autism spectrum disorders and intellectual developmental disabilities
Comprehensive, state-of-the-art programs for both children and adults with autism

Mood and anxiety disorders
Specialized services for individuals diagnosed with mild to severe mood disorders (bipolar disorder, depression), anxiety disorders, and complex trauma (post-traumatic stress disorder)

Treatment of people experiencing symptoms of schizophrenia and psychotic illness such as delusions and hallucinations

Eating disorders
Assessment and treatment for adolescents and adults with anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Intensive programs and specialized treatment services for children and adults diagnosed with OCD


If you need help with a mental health issue but live in a rural or underserved area, our Telepsychiatry Program  can help. We use real-time audio and video conferencing to for consultation, evaluation, and care.

Child and adolescent behavioral health visits are now one call away

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the UPMC Western Behavioral Health Child Services central call line at 412-246-6668.

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Mental Health Tips Sent to Your Home

Donor Opportunities

At UPMC Western Behavioral Health, with UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital as the cornerstone, we are committed to supporting our patients and their families with their mental health journeys via the Making Minds Matter Fund.

Learn more about Making Minds Matter

Research and Innovation

At UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, we are committed to advancing medicine’s knowledge, understanding, and treatment of mental health. As an academic partner of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry consistently rank first nationally in psychiatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Award for Health Care Equality

In 2014, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital became the first UPMC hospital designated as a leader in the Healthcare Equality Index for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) health care equity by the Human Rights Campaign. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has also collaborated with other UPMC hospitals throughout their Healthcare Equality Index journey.

Learn more about resources for LGBTQ+ patients and caregivers at UPMC

A Safe Space

UPMC Western Behavioral Health recognizes the unique behavioral health needs of the LGBTQ+ community and the importance affirmation and acceptance play in behavioral health. Family and friends are very important to a patient's recovery process and we support and respect our patients’ families of choice. Research shows that the LGBTQ+ community, particularly trans and nonbinary people, face greater barriers to quality behavioral healthcare and increased risk of behavioral health crises. UPMC Western Behavioral Health strives to adhere to the American Psychological Association’s Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People as well as the core value of treating every patient with dignity and respect.

If you or someone you love is in crisis, please contact reSolve Crisis Services (888-796-8226), the Trans Lifelife (877-565-8860), or call 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

In the News

The Children Overcoming Obstacles and Limits (COOL) Zone was developed, with the support of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, by the Matilda Theiss Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program, part of UPMC Western Behavioral Health. The COOL Zone classrooms have an “igloo” shaped playhouse to provide a safe space for children and therapists to talk and learn. 

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UPMC Western Behavioral Health’s Perinatal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Intensive Outpatient Program was developed in partnership with UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital to provide support to pregnant and postpartum women experiencing OCD and anxiety.

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Psychiatry Advances | UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Psychiatry Advances Podcast Series

Discover innovative research and patient-centered programs at the cutting edge of psychiatry and behavioral health sciences on the Psychiatry Advances podcast series.

Listen to our Psychiatric Advances podcast.

Mind and Body: How Behavioral Health Nurses Care for the Whole Person

Learn from our Behavioral Health nurses about why they chose this important field, why their work matters, and how they’re working to combat the stigmas that still exist around mental health.

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Thank A Nurse

Want to say thank you to your nurse? The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.

Nominate a deserving nurse.

The Full Spectrum of Care: Behavioral Health at UPMC

Learn about working at UPMC Western.

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Contact Us

For information or to schedule an appointment call 412-624-1000 or toll free 1-877-624-4100 or fill out our online form.