Pittsburgh has several large healthcare systems. Most notable is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). It has 35 facilities throughout western PA and nearby Ohio. Ranked #1 in the area is UPMC’s Presbyterian Shadyside. UPMC also has a cancer center and a children’s hospital.
Other hospital systems in greater Pittsburgh include Allegheny Health and Heritage. Veterans in the Steel City can get care at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare system. Birmingham Care, a free clinic, provides primary and specialty care for underserved populations.
UPMC is Pittsburgh’s top-rated healthcare system. All its facilities combined rank nationally in nine adult specialties, including:
The Western Psychiatric Institute is UPMC’s leading behavioral health hospital. It offers inpatient and outpatient care for behavioral health services.
Counselors are trained to help you care for your mental health. When searching for a counselor, start by looking at their education, licenses, and certifications. Licensed counselors have titles such as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). Counselors specialize in areas such as family and marriage, addiction, religious support, and work stress. If you believe you need additional support from medication, it may be best for you to contact a Psychiatrist. If you are nervous about starting counseling, many healthcare groups offer virtual sessions for you to try from the comfort of your home. Many insurance plans and employer benefits include counseling services, making the cost of counseling affordable. There are also many affordable flat rate options available online. Finding the right counselor for you can be a life-changing part of your mental health.