Mental Health in Pittsburgh, PA

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Healthcare at a Glance in Pittsburgh, PA

The Steel City has two large healthcare systems providing care to Pittsburg and the surrounding area. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is a dominant healthcare system and is ranked the #1 hospital in Pittsburgh. UPMC locations include over 35 hospitals throughout western PA and Ohio including UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Passavant, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Allegheny Health Network is another expanding healthcare system providing care to Pittsburg residents. It includes Allegheny General Hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, and urgent and express care locations. Veterans in Pittsburg and its surrounding 13 counties can get care at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare system. Birmingham Care is a free clinic providing primary and speciality care for the underserved population. Medical schools include the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Mental health FAQS

What is a mental health provider?

Mental health providers are trained to help you manage and care for your emotional and behavioral wellbeing. These providers can include a variety of mental health professionals, commonly including psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, and family and marriage counselors. An important distinction can be that a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who is trained to diagnose and treat mental illness with prescription medicine. A psychologist and other counselors typically have a masters degree, and are trained to treat through counseling. Whichever provider you choose, a mental health provider can be a crucial component in your overall health journey.