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Donate to UPMC Western Behavioral Health and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

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. We are equally committed to supporting our staff, enhancing their skills and equipping them with the tools they need to they provide exceptional care across UPMC Western Behavioral Health.

Common ways to give include:

Monetary Gifts

A cash gift is the most common form of giving. Payments are accepted in the form of cash, check or credit card. Monetary gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Commemorative Gifts - Show someone how much you care by making a commemorative gift. Your gift is a thoughtful way to memorialize or honor your family or friends while providing help and hope to those we serve.

Recurring Gifts - A recurring cash gift is an easy way to spread out your monetary gift. With a recurring monthly donation, you determine an amount and your credit card is charged automatically every month afterwards.


In-kind (non-cash) donations are another valuable way to give. These tangible items are tax deductible based on their fair-market value. Consider donating a product or service.

Planned Giving

Bequests Through a Will - By remembering UPMC Western Behavioral Health in your will, you can donate without relinquishing any of your income today. When you make a bequest, your taxable estate is reduced by a 100 percent deduction for the amount of a cash gift or by fair-market value of appreciated assets.

Life Insurance - Naming UPMC Western Behavioral Health as a beneficiary to your current paid life insurance policy or purchasing a new policy will give you a charitable income tax deduction.

Note: UPMC Western Behavioral Health suggests that you consult with your own personal tax or financial advisor for advice concerning your personal plan and how a gift would benefit both you and a charitable organization.

Raise Funds

If you have the time and enthusiasm, consider organizing a drive to gather donations. Plan and organize a special event at your work, at your child’s school, or in your neighborhood and donate the proceeds. By sharing your favorite cause on social media with a network of caring people and investing some effort, you can raise support. No donation is too small.

United Way Gifts

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is a United Way agency. To donate, please use the following contributor code.

253 - Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Please visit the United Way website to review the program options for directing gifts within UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital.

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Employer Gift Matching

Some employers offer matching gifts, meaning they will match some or all of your charitable donations. Check to see if your employer offers this to potentially double your donation. If your company doesn’t currently offer this benefit, talk to your HR department about how to encourage the company to implement a matching gift program.

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital gratefully accepts charitable contributions from families, friends, and community partners. Charitable donations support successful outcomes for patients and their families and for our staff when and where most needed. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. The official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Donate to Research and Training

In tandem with the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Psychiatry, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital:

  • Conducts and applies state-of-the art behavioral health research
  • Trains new clinicians
  • Provides clinical services in an academic setting

If you would like to support the above services, please contact

The Medical and Health Sciences Foundation at UPMC
Forbes Tower 8084
3600 Forbes Avenue (at Meyran Avenue)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213