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Child and Adult Behavioral Health Services Expanded In North

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Ashley Trentrock

Andrea Yorchuck (Kunicky)
Senior Manager

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WHAT: UPMC Western Behavioral Health at the Pine Center in Wexford will unveil their newly expanded mental health services for children and adults. 


WHY: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is proud to be offering top-quality behavioral health services that are community-based and conveniently accessible for specialized care. The growth at UPMC Pine Center allows for more patients and families to receive services close to home.


WHO: Program leaders of: 


  • The New and Expectant Mother Skills Training (NEST) program. An intensive outpatient program for new moms who are struggling with postpartum depression. This program includes a brand-new child care facility free to mothers in the program so they can bring the siblings of infants to treatment with them. 
  • The C.O.O.L. Zone (Children Overcoming Obstacles and Limits) program funded by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. A community therapy program for young children (ages 3-11) experiencing a range of behavioral and emotional disruptions such as: aggression, anxiety, depression, withdrawal, family disruption, emotional difficulties, traumatic responses, etc. 
  • A child and adolescent outpatient clinic for those with autism spectrum disorder. The clinic also will work with children who have developmental disabilities and co-occurring psychiatric or behavioral disorders.
  • A pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder outpatient program.


WHEN: Open house tours: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16


*Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the NEST Child Care Center will begin at 5:30 p.m.
*Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the C.O.O.L. Zone program will begin at 5:45 p.m.


WHERE: UPMC Pine Center, 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford, Pa., 15090.


Note to Media: Media interested in covering the event should contact Ashley Trentrock at 412-529-9092 or