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)
Contact Person: Jan Majocha firstname.lastname@example.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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