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.
    • Outpatient services are also available

The Mobile Dispatch Unit will call the police in certain situations.

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…

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

INSIDE OUR MINDS

has a monthly Mental Health Cafe that provides mutual aid / peer support spaces for people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. We also operate educational events, open mics, and reading groups on radical mental health. All of our events are free and open to the public. More information at http://www.insideourminds.org or on social media @insidemindspgh, contact@insideourminds.org

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.

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 (They take Highmark and UPMC). Some financial assistance is available in cases of financial hardship or lack of insurance.

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:

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.

 

 

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Free/Sliding Scale Clinics

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES VARIOUS LOCATIONS (See facility listings below)

The Sliding Fee Program offers a reduction or discount on all health care services except prescription drugs and is based on household income and family size. Patients may qualify to only pay 25, 50, or 75 percent of the cost for their health care services.

For more information about the Sliding Fee Program, please contact Kim Spruce at 412-697-4697 or via email at kspruce@pchspitt.org.

Services include pediatric care, adult medical care, women’s health care and podiatry.

DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH:

CATHOLIC CHARITIES FREE HEALTH CARE CENTER

“Over the next six months, Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center will be modernizing our systems by adding a new electronic health record system, updating our operational procedures, expanding eligibility, and enhancing our training for all staff and volunteers.
In order to accommodate these changes, medical services will be temporarily suspended from April 16 through September 17, 2018. Dental services to existing patients will continue, but during the modernization period, we will not be taking new patients. All services to medical and dental patients, existing and new, is anticipated to resume on September 17.”

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES(see above for services/fees)
HILL HOUSE HEALTH CENTER
1835 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
Medical: 412-261-0937
Dental: 412-697-4698

Hours of Operation
Medical
Monday
10:30 am-7:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday
9:00 am 5:00 pm

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

EAST LIBERTY FAMILY HEALTH
373 Burrows Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact
412.661.2802 (medical)
412.661.8020 (fax)
http://www.elfhcc.com/

Mon: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Tues: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Wed: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Thur: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Fri: 8:15 am–4:30 pm

We offer a sliding-fee scale for patients who have no insurance based on income and family size, and translation services for patients who are best served in a language other than English.

Some of the medical services we provide include:
Adult and Pediatric primary care; Asthma and diabetes control programs; Assistance to help patients with no insurance determine eligibility for coverage; Benefit eligibility assistance ; Care for homeless individuals; Christ-centered spiritual support; Counseling services (individual/family); Drug and alcohol outreach and relapse prevention; Hearing and vision screening; Home bound outreach; Laboratory Services; Obstetrics/gynecology services and prenatal care; Parent/patient/family education; Pastoral care; Podiatry; Urgent medical care.

NORTH PITTSBURGH:

NORTH SIDE CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE CENTER
816 Middle Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
P: 412-321-4001
http://www.nschc.org

After-Hours Statement
Call 412-321-4001 and the answering service will page the physician on call if you have a medical emergency when the Center is closed.

You must make an appointment to see the doctor. You can call 412- 322- 7500 to make an appointment.

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), all services are available on a sliding fee scale to income eligible, persons. We welcome Medicaid and most commercial insurance products for adults and children. North Side Christian Health Center provides patients with primary and preventive health care services to improve health and well-being. Family Medicine services are available at North Side Christian Health Center in addition to primary care, pediatrics, and mental health. NSCHC services include physical exams, cancer screenings, gynecological exams, and sick visits. Our children’s services include well child visits, immunizations, and vision and hearing screenings.

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
MANCHESTER FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
Temporarily closed.

Entrance wheelchair accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

SOUTH PITTSBURGH:

THE BIRMINGHAM FREE CLINIC
44 South 9th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
South Side
https://birminghamfreeclinic.wordpress.com/
Clinic Phone – 412-481-7900 extension 281
Additional Information at – 412-692-4706

PRIMARY CARE – MEDICATION ASSISTANCE – BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD GLUCOSE TESTS – PHYSICAL EXAMS – PPD (TB) TESTS – SPECIALTY CARE (Cardiology, Dermatology, Audiology (with free hearing aids), ENT, Pulmonary, Vision, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Neurology) – MENTAL HEALTH CARE – WOMEN’S HEALTH REFERRALS – HEALTH EDUCATION – MEDICAL ASSISTANCE and INSURANCE HELP AND INFORMATION – SMOKING CESSATION – SOCIAL WORK SERVICES – NURSE-MANAGED CLINIC – SALUD Para Niños—the second Saturday of each month.

Walk-in, first come, first served sessions on:
Mondays with registration starting at 5pm
Wednesdays with registration starting at 1pm (this is new as of a few months ago, we moved it from noon to 1pm)
Saturdays with registration starting at 9am
Recommended patients arrive 30-45 minutes before these start times as the walk-in sessions fill up quickly.
Live interpreters for Spanish-speaking patients at all sessions.
Info line – English – 412-481-7900 ext 281
Info line – English and Spanish – 412-692-4706

Nostros tenemos intérpretes españoles.

Appointments

Please call (412) 481-7900 ext. 281 to make an appointment!
Tuesdays 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
Wednesdays 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

On-Site Insurance Enrollment by YWCA and Apprise. These insurance navigators speak Spanish. Estos voluntarios hablan español.

All services are provided free of charge by a volunteer team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, health professional students, and other healthcare providers.

Wheelchair-accessible.

STO-ROX NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH COUNCIL
HILLTOP COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE CENTER
151 Ruth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
*Hilltop is Located within the old South Hills High School.
412-431-3520 (After hours coverage is available via our answering service)

Patients are seen by appointment. They provide services to all ages regardless of insurance status. Sliding fee scale for uninsured patients.

Hours
Monday thru Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Adult Medicine; Pediatric Medicine; OB/GYN; Behavioral Health; Nutrition; Therapy; Veterans Health Care (PATH).

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES(see above for services/fees)
HAZELWOOD FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
4918 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA,15207
(412) 422-9520

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Pediatrics Provider Dr. Sims on Fridays

Entrance wheelchair accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
STEEL VALLEY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
1800 West Street. Suite 110
Homestead, PA, 15120
(412) 461-3863

Hours of Operation
Monday
10:30 am – 6:30 am
Tuesday-Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

EAST PITTSBURGH:

UPMC has community health centers in the East End and in East Pittsburgh. Uninsured low-income patients may get care through UPMC’s financial assistance program. Most health centers have a social worker that can help you apply.

UPMC BLOOMFIELD-GARFIELD FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
5475 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 361-7562

UPMC LAWRENCEVILLE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
3937 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 622-7343

UPMC NEW KENSINGTON FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
301 11th St.
New Kensington, PA 15068
(724) 334-3640

UPMC SHADYSIDE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
5215 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 623-2287

METRO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
1789 S. Braddock Ave. #410
Wilkinsburg, PA 15218
412-247-2310
http://www.metrocommunityhealthcenter.org

8 – 4:30 Monday, Thursday and Friday

8-7:30 Tuesday and Wednesday

Healthcare for all people, of all ages with expertise in:
Family-centered maternity care, including doula services, women’s health, geriatrics, HIV/AIDS care, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender care.

Provide care regardless of peoples’ ability to pay.

Alternate, wheelchair-accessible entrance available. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
ALMA ILLERY MEDICAL CENTER
7227 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Dental: 412-244-4760
Medical: 412-244-4730
Medical Records: 412-244-4707
Pediatrics: 412-244-4750
Pharmacy: 412-244-4747
OB-GYN & Podiatry: 412-244-4740

Hours of Operations:

Monday, Wednesday-Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Entrance wheelchair accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
EAST END COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
117 N Negley
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 404-4000

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
8:00 – 4:30 PM

Entrance wheelchair accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
WILKINSBURG FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
807 Wallace Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
(412) 247-5216

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
BRADDOCK FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
404 Braddock Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15104
(412) 351-6400

Hours of Operation
Monday
10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
MCKEESPORT FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
627 Lysle Boulevard
McKeesport, PA, 15132
Medical & Dental: (412) 664-4112

Hours of Operation
Medical
Monday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dental
Wednesday-Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

EAST LIBERTY FAMILY HEALTH CARE
http://www.elfhcc.com/

East Liberty Location:
6023 Harvard Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Contact
412.661.2802 (medical)
412.661.8020 (fax)

Mon: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Tues: 8:15 am–6:00 pm
Wed: 8:15 am–4:30 pm Health Care for the Homeless offered Wednesday’s from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. East Liberty office only.
Thur: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Fri: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Sat: 8:15 am–12:30 pm

We offer a sliding-fee scale for patients who have no insurance based on income and family size, and translation services for patients who are best served in a language other than English.

Some of the medical services we provide include:
Adult and Pediatric primary care; Asthma and diabetes control programs; Assistance to help patients with no insurance determine eligibility for coverage; Benefit eligibility assistance ; Care for homeless individuals; Christ-centered spiritual support; Counseling services (individual/family); Drug and alcohol outreach and relapse prevention; Hearing and vision screening; Home bound outreach; Laboratory Services; Obstetrics/gynecology services and prenatal care; Parent/patient/family education; Pastoral care; Podiatry; Urgent medical care.

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom does not have handrails.

EAST LIBERTY FAMILY HEALTH
Lincoln-Lemington Office
7171 Churchland Street
Pittsburgh PA 15206
412.661.2802 (medical and dental)
412.661.8020 (fax)
http://www.elfhcc.com/

Mon: 8:15 am–6:00 pm
Tues: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Wed: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Thur: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Fri: 8:15 am–4:30 pm

We offer a sliding-fee scale for patients who have no insurance based on income and family size, and translation services for patients who are best served in a language other than English.

Some of the medical services we provide include:
Adult and Pediatric primary care; Asthma and diabetes control programs; Assistance to help patients with no insurance determine eligibility for coverage; Benefit eligibility assistance ; Care for homeless individuals; Christ-centered spiritual support; Counseling services (individual/family); Drug and alcohol outreach and relapse prevention; Hearing and vision screening; Home bound outreach; Laboratory Services; Obstetrics/gynecology services and prenatal care; Parent/patient/family education; Pastoral care; Podiatry; Urgent medical care.

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

SQUIRREL HILL HEALTH CENTER
4516 Browns Hill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-422-7442
http://www.squirrelhillhealthcenter.org

Squirrel Hill Health Center has two office locations, the first in Squirrel Hill and the second in Brentwood. Our Squirrel Hill location provides medical, dental and behavioral health services. Brentwood provides medical and behavioral health. We also have a Mobile Medical Unit which visits seven different locations around the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Our medical services family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, geriatrics, OB/GYN, family planning, immunizations, mental health, lab services, case management, home visits, medically assisted treatment programs, and dental.

We have a multilingual staff and language translation services. We are a wheel chair accessible facility including scales and exam tables.

Our office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9-5 and Friday 8-4. We have varied week night and weekend hours. The Mobile Medical Unit varies locations and hours. To schedule an appointment at any of our locations, call us at 412-422-7442.

THE FREE CLINIC AT BRADDOCK
415 6th St
Braddock, PA 15104
(412) 723-2086 NOT IN SERVICE – not sure if this site is still open

Hours Saturday and Sun 10-2. Last patient seen at 1:30pm.

Walk-in clinic for people over the age of 18 who have no form of health insurance.

Not clear if entrance is wheelchair-accessible or if bathroom has handrails.

WEST PITTSBURGH:

STO-ROX NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH COUNCIL
MCKEES ROCKS LOCATION
710 Thompson Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Phone: (412) 771-6462
http://www.storoxfqhc.org/

Monday/Wednesday
8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Adult Medicine; Pediatric Medicine; OB/GYN; Dental Care; Behavioral Health; Podiatry; Optometry; Glasses; Nutrition.

The Sto-Rox Neighborhood Family Health Center accepts payments from many different health insurance plans. We also have a sliding payment scale for the uninsured and underinsured based on family size and income. Special payment plans may also be arranged.

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES (see info above)
WEST END HEALTH CENTER
415 Neptune Street
Pittsburgh, PA,15220
(412) 921-7200

Hours of Operation
Monday
10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm