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Adult Mental Health Programs at UPMC

It can be hard to get through the day when you’re struggling with your mental health. You can get back to yourself with help from UPMC Western Behavioral Health.

Western Behavioral Health offers inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment. Care is available at every stage of treatment and recovery. Our programs for adults ages 18 to 65 provide support for all types of mental health problems:

  • Anxiety.
  • Bipolar disorder.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Depression.
  • Hoarding.
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Perinatal or postpartum depression.
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
  • Schizophrenia.
  • Trauma.

Inpatient Mental Health Treatment

Sometimes, it’s important to have a place to stay where you can start the recovery process. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and 8 other UPMC hospitals offer inpatient care. Some specialize in treating substance use problems.

Your inpatient hospitalization will be tailored to your needs. It may include individual, family and group therapy, and medicine management. Inpatient care focuses on stabilizing your problem. You can develop a treatment plan and gain the confidence to move forward.

Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

We have many specialty, evidence-based adult outpatient programs to support your mental health needs.

Partial hospitalization

Partial hospitalization provides mental health treatment for serious mental health issues. If your doctor determines that partial hospitalization is best, you’ll get intensive therapy in a hospital setting. But you won’t stay overnight.

Partial hospitalization therapy includes group sessions, individual sessions, and psychiatrist visits. You’ll meet 5 days a week for 5 hours each day. Some programs focus on a particular diagnosis or condition.

If you’ve been in the hospital for mental health reasons, partial hospitalization lets you continue your care. Adult partial hospitalization is available at UPMC Western and other community locations.

Intensive outpatient programs

Are your mental health symptoms negatively affecting your day-to-day life? You may need an increased level of care — but not hospitalization or daily therapy.

Intensive outpatient programs are an alternative to inpatient care. They offer treatment for problems like depression, substance use, and eating disorders. These group-based programs include individual therapy break-out sessions and medicine management with a psychiatrist. You’ll meet 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for 3 to 6 weeks. Some programs focus on a particular diagnosis or condition.

Adult intensive outpatient programs are available at Western and at other community locations.

Outpatient therapy program

In outpatient therapy, you meet in a clinic or office. You may be part of a group or one-to-one therapy sessions, in-person or sometimes virtual. Outpatient therapy is available at Western or a variety of UPMC locations.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

You’ll learn mindfulness techniques and skills in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). These can help you better manage your emotions and stress.

If you have more than one mental health problem, standard therapy and medicines may not have worked. With DBT you’ll learn you healthier ways to cope, manage emotions, and improve your relationships.

Western offers many DBT treatments. They include evidence-based care, individual treatment, skills training, and telephone coaching between sessions. The program includes:

  • One-on-one therapy.
  • Weekly skills training group.
  • Skills coaching phone calls.
  • Medicine management.

The program requires at least 3 hours of therapy a month for 6 months, plus psychiatrist visits.

To find out if you qualify, contact us at 412-246-5600.

UPMC Western Wellness Program

More and more people are seeking mental and behavioral health services. UPMC Western Wellness supports people of every age. Our experts are at specialty, primary care, and community-based practices near you. Telehealth visits are also available.

UPMC Western Wellness supports mild to moderate mental health concerns. Services include early mental health intervention and short-term behavioral health therapy. Early care can help you address a concern before it becomes a major problem.

You’ll work one-on-one with a behavioral health therapist in person or virtually. Our therapists work with experienced psychiatrists who can manage your prescribed medicines. If needed, they can help you enter a more intensive care program.

Learn more about the UPMC Western Wellness Program.

Special Programs

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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