Mercy Behavioral Health

Posted on January 18, 2015 in Agencies that Serve Persons | Short Link
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Program Type: Community mental health agency.

Address: Center for Hearing and Deaf, 1945 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone (v): 412-515-8225

24/7 MBH Hotline: 1-877-637-2924 (MercyBH)

TTY: 412-281-1375

Videophone: 412-515-8225

Fax: 412-281-6564

Web: www.pmhs.org

Contact Person: Jan Majocha jmajocha@pmhs.org

Population Served: Adults, children and families

Type of Behavioral Health Services Offered: Outpatient therapy (individual, couples, family), psychiatric evaluations, medication management, mental retardation services, individual drug and alcohol counseling, hard of hearing group, wellness group, targeted case management services.

A therapeutic day program for individuals who are MR/MH is also offered through HDS.

Reimbursement: The agency is fee for service, has a sliding scale and accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and other Third Party Reimbursement – Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Highmark Products, UPMC HealthPlan.

Number of Clients Served Annually: Annually, the program has served 180 people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.

Qualifications of Staff: Staff fluent in ASL have the following mental health training: 1 psychiatrist, I therapist with NCC/LPC, 1 therapist with MA/NCC and 4 targeted case managers with BA (3 deaf and 1 hearing)

Language Fluency: Eight staff members have SCPI advanced or above ASL proficiency, four staff members are deaf.

Accreditation: Licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Accessibility: The program is wheelchair accessible, has visual emergency signals, amplified phone, flashing signal and a videophone.


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