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.
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.