UPMC McKeesport in McKeesport, PA

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1500 5th Avenue
McKeesport PA 15132

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ABOUT UPMC MCKEESPORT

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in an integrated health care provider that operates 21 hospitals and specialized facilities throughout Pennsylvania. UPMC McKeesport, located 12-miles southeast of Pittsburgh, provides inpatient behavioral health services for adults and seniors struggling with chemical dependency, psychiatric disorders, and co-occurring issues.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

UPMC McKeesport provides triage and intervention services to begin stabilization. Upon admission, patients participate in an initial psychiatric and/or substance abuse assessment to help clinicians determine the severity of each situation. The facility offers psychopharmacological interventions (medication management) to assist in the stabilization process and alleviate symptoms of mental health disorders.

Along with medication management, patients participate in a structured schedule of individual therapy sessions, process groups, as well as psychoeducational classes. Family involvement is also encouraged, and UPMC McKeesport facilitates family therapy sessions.

As a hospital-based program, the goal of treatment is to rapidly stabilize the patient and refer them to an appropriate program. Although UPMC McKeesport does not provide on-site outpatient programs, the facility partners with Mon Yough Community Services Inc., an organization that offers a range of supportive and rehabilitation services throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

UPMC McKeesport employs an experienced, multidisciplinary staff of physicians, registered nurses, social workers, and mental health specialists.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

UPMC McKeesport’s behavioral health unit is comprised of 32 beds. As part of a hospital, the unit offers a safe, therapeutic environment with 24/7 access to medical and psychiatric care. According to Rehabs.com survey data, friends and family provided exemplary ratings for both accommodations and the quality of meals. However, respondents did comment on the facility’s inconvenient location.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

At the time of this writing there have been two friend or family members polled by Rehabs.com. One anonymous loved one of a client gave the facility a five- out of five-star rating for treatment effectiveness, accommodations & amenities, and meals & nutrition. He agreed when asked if the facility offered excellent leisure, exercise, and extracurricular options. He strongly agreed when asked if the facility had high quality holistic offerings; if the facility’s cell phone policy was fair, if the facility was clean and well maintained; and if the program was worth the cost.

When asked about the facility’s strengths, he wrote “Excellent theripists.” When asked about weaknesses he wrote, “Poor location.” When asked for commentary, he added “The theripist was extremely talented and helpful every step of the way.”

Another anonymous brother of a client gave the facility a five- out of five-star rating for treatment effectiveness, accommodations & amenities, and meals & nutrition. He strongly agreed when asked if the facility was equipped to treat co-occurring conditions; if the admissions and discharge procedures were swift, organized, and clearly explained; and if he would recommend the facility to a friend or family member who was considering treatment.

He praised the counselors, but wrote that the facility is located in a high-crime area. When asked for commentary, he added “My brother came out of there and never touched another drink again.”

FINANCING

UPMC McKeesport accepts a range of private insurance plans and offers financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured patients who are financially eligible.

Updated February 2017

Published on February 2017

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