Welcome to Be Well!

We would love to see us all get the healthcare that we need and deserve regardless of what’s happening politically.

Know that you’re not alone in your struggle to find health care and be well while un- or underinsured and low income. BEING UNDERINSURED MEANS that you have coverage but cannot afford eg your copays or deductible. This makes you eligible for many of the services listed on this site.

We so hope that you find help here.

We also know that the health care system as it exists now is seriously lacking. We hope that you’ll also consider getting involved in the many political efforts to improve health care access for all of us.

This site is meant to be a community resource. Your feedback and resource suggestions are very welcome! Our hope is that we can share with and support each other.

BE WELL, PITTSBURGH. XO

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Mental Health Resources

HOTLINES

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
1-800-273-8255
FOR VETERANS PRESS 1

UPMC re:SOLVE CRISIS NETWORK
333 North Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Located near Point Breeze, Homewood, and Wilkinsburg, Pa.

  • Telephone: call any time and speak with a trained counselor at 1-888-7-YOU CAN (1-888-796-8226).
  • Email if you are unable to use the phone or feel uncomfortable: resolve@upmc.edu.
  • Mobile dispatch unit: our trained crisis counselors will travel to where you are — anywhere in Allegheny County.
  • Walk in: you don’t need an appointment when you visit our North Braddock Avenue location, near Pittsburgh, Pa. Just walk in and talk about your concerns or those of a family member or friend.
  • Residential services: accessible for individuals, ages 14 and older, whose crisis extends over a period of time. We provide up to 72 hours of residential services at our North Braddock Avenue location.

**LP 5/2/18: Outpatient services are also available, with good reviews

The Mobile Dispatch Unit has and will call the police in certain situations, and can/will take folks to WPIC in a police cruiser, sometimes in handcuffs

FREE TO ALL RESIDENTS OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY

There is NO PHARMACIST, please bring your meds.

UNITED WAY’S 211 HELPLINE
Call 211 24 hrs/7 days a week for referrals for drug and alcohol, mental health, social services…

**LP 5/2/18: Sponsored by UPMC and Highmark, Board of Directors very corporate, will call to see what services they refer to.

PEER SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY NETWORK

  1. Allegheny County WarmLine – Provides  peer support for individuals over the age of 18 with mental health challenges living in Allegheny County. Phone lines are open 365 days a year from 10 a.m. to midnight.

                            Call: 1-800-661-9276

  1. Warm & Friendly Call Program – Residents of Allegheny County with mental health challenges can receive reassurance or reminder calls.

Warm and Friendly Calls may currently be scheduled Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 2:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

For additional information call 412-894-2364 or go to www.peer-support.org and click on services link.

SERVICES

PEER SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY NETWORK

  1. Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Services – CPS will work with individuals to provide peer support on goal setting, coping & problem solving strategies. This program is open to individuals 18 years of age or older residing in Allegheny County.

For additional information call 412-894-2359 or go to www.peer-support.org and click on services link.

**LP 5/2/18: To be eligible, a diagnosis of schizophrenia, major mood, psychotic or borderline personality disorder is needed.

  1. New Horizons Peer Support Drop-In Center – Provides recovery focused classes, advocates on site, social activities, computer lab, and peer support.  Must be a resident of Allegheny County and over the age of 18 with mental health challenges.

Located at 616 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202

Hours of operation are Monday through Fri from 9:00am to 5:00pm. On the 16B bus line.

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY CLINIC

-Individual psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children
-Couples and family therapy
-Group therapy
-Psychiatric Consultation

Services are available to Duquesne University Students and employees as well as to the Pittsburgh Community. Doctoral students in Duquesne University’s clinical psychology program provide all services. Licensed clinical faculty members and selected licensed adjunct faculty psychologists in the community are involved in the supervision of all doctoral students.

Intake Fees

The Clinic standard Intake fee – $30

Fee Per Psychotherapy Session

The minimum psychotherapy session fee is $10.
Student session fee is $20.

For community members:
$10 per session for annual incomes between $0 and $10,000,
$20 for incomes between $10,000 and $20,000,
$30 for incomes between $20,000 to $30,000,
$40 for incomes of $30,000 and above.
The no-show/late cancellation fee is $30
Fees can be altered during financial hardship

Fees for Consulting Psychiatrist
Clinic Fee per session = Psychiatric Fee
$10 = $30
$20 = $50
$30 = $70 (maximum fee)

PLEASE NOTE:  Fees are paid at the time of visit.  Except in the case of an emergency, if clients don’t call at least 24 hours in advance to cancel appointment, there will be a $30.00 charge.  Account balances may not be carried beyond four sessions, including those missed without advance notice.

The Psychology clinic accepts cash, check or credit/debit cards.

Military Services are offered free of charge

Check out their website http://www.duq.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/psychology-clinic or call 412-396-6562 for more information.

ADRIA A. FREDERICKS, M.ED., LPC
1201 South Braddock Avenue
Second Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
(412) 848-7391
Website: Listed under thecenterforcounselingarts.com

Flexible hours Tues.,Wed.,Thurs.Negotiable fee for service only. (No insurance needed/accepted)

Unfortunately my office is not wheelchair accessible, although I do try to make alternate arrangements when possible.

ANTHONY LARDO, M.A. (Psychiatrist)
1201 South Braddock Avenue
Second Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-736-1940
Website: Listed under thecenterforcounselingarts.com

Negotiable fee for service only. (No insurance needed/accepted)

JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Tel: 412-521-3800
Email: counseling@jfcspgh.org

http://www.squirrelhillpsych.org/

Squirrel Hill Psychological Services offers support to individuals, couples and families as well as organizations and groups. Special expertise is available for children and adolescents.

Counseling services are covered by many major insurers, HMO’s, Medicare and Medical Assistance. Sliding scale fees are offered for those without insurance.

PITTSBURGH PASTORAL INSTITUTE
412-661-1239 (ext. 216)
6324 Marchand Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15206
http://www.ppi-online.org/

Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) is an interfaith counseling and psychotherapy center that integrates into the counseling process both the behavioral sciences and the resources of a client’s particular religious faith. Counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups.

PPI’s services are covered by most major insurance companies. Some financial assistance is available in cases of financial hardship or lack of insurance.

**LP 5/2/18: They take Highmark and UPMC

Comment – Submitted on 2013/04/23 at 1:22 pm

As of April 2013, the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute charges a minimum $50 fee for uninsured, sliding scale clients according to the person I spoke with on the phone. To quote the email: “This is for any household income up to $50,000 annually.  From there it goes up $1 per $1000, i.e., if income is $55,000, fee is $55 per session; if annual income is $60,000, fee is $60 per session, and so on.” Hope this helps!

lizzie anderson, MSW, LSW, CD(DONA)
lizzieanderson.com
connect@lizzieanderson.com
412.407.2476The Nuin Center
5655 Bryant St, 15206
Highland Park

Sliding scale and UPMC and Cigna commercial insurances accepted

As a therapist, I partner with individuals and relationships, romantic or otherwise, experiencing both the challenges and joys of this gorgeous and tragic world. I partner with those who are seeking to thrive.

PERSAD CENTER INC.
5301 Butler Street, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
PHONE: 412-441-9786
or 888-873-7723
https://persadcenter.org/pages/counseling-mental-health

PERSAD CENTER provides professional, culturally-affirming counseling and psychiatric services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) and HIV+ people. We offer services to individuals, couples, and families who are seeking to enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives.

If you need information about counseling or clinical services, please send e-mail to: khenry@persadcenter.org OR call 412-441-9786, Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

http://www.persadcenter.org/index.htmAccepts many insurances. Also, you may qualify for funding available through our community partnerships.

INPATIENT RESOURCES LP:

Information on the difference b/n 201/302 commitments from the Allegheny County DOH Website:

http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/Human-Services/Programs-Services/Disabilities/Mental-Health/Involuntary-Commitment.aspx

Of note, if you attempt to sign out of a psychiatric hospital AMA (against medical advice), you can only do this if you are on a 201 (voluntary) commitment. If your psychiatrist feels you are a danger to yourself/others, your commitment status could go to a hearing and be overturned into a 302 (involuntary) commitment, which begins at a minimum of 20 days that you can be held, but that can progress to a 303 commitment and higher (a longer commitment of varied length). If you are signing yourself into a facility, please be aware that being held involuntarily is a possibility.