Chartiers’ primary focus is the integration of physical health and mental health wellness to enhance the quality of life for all people with behavioral or intellectual/ and developmental disabilities. To reflect the integration of health and wellness, Chartiers changed the name of the service line from Behavioral Health Services to the Recovery Treatment Service Line. The program provides a full range of recovery oriented treatment and services for individuals and families.
Outpatient services are available for adults, children and adolescents with short term and long term behavioral health needs. The outpatient component provides psychiatric evaluation, medication monitoring, individual, group and family therapy. Service locations are available in Bridgeville. School based outpatient services are available in the Keystone Oaks School District.
At the onset of the covid pandemic, Chartiers Center made changes to the delivery of service and began providing tele-health therapy. Tele-health, sometimes called telemedicine, is the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to provide care when you and the doctor are not in the same place at the same time. If you have a phone or a device with internet access, you already have everything you need to get medical care or services through tele-health — you may be able to:
- Talk to your doctor live over the phone or video chat.
- Send and receive messages from your doctor using chat messaging, email, secure messaging, and secure file exchange.
- Use remote patient monitoring so your doctor can check on you at home. For example, you might use a device to gather ECG or other vitals to help your doctor stay informed on your progress. *
- If you have questions on tele-health and how it may serve you, please call 412 221-3302 and ask for the Intake Specialist.
- Outpatient Team – if you are receiving tele-health services, we invite you to visit this link to learn more about the Outpatient team, the doctor and your therapist. Meet the Outpatient Team.
Acute Partial Hospital
Located in Bridgeville, the partial program provides intensive treatment, that primarily serves as a step down or alternative to inpatient care. The program provides interdisciplinary behavioral health services to focus on the overall treatment of each individual. Services include psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring and individual and group therapy.
Residential Treatment Program (RTP)
The RTP is a diversion and stabilization program. It is a unique program offering short-term intensive treatment in a residential setting. The program provides an alternative for individuals facing emergency hospitalization or for those needing assistance in making the transition from hospital to community living. Respite care is also available.
Mobile Psych Rehab Program
Chartiers Center’s Mobile Psych Rehab (MPR) Program promotes recovery, full community integration, and an improved quality of life for individuals who have been diagnosed with any mental health condition that seriously impairs their ability to lead meaningful lives. Services focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning, and social environments of their choice. To access services, a referral to Chartiers Center Mobile Psych Rehab (MPR) must be completed. To begin the process please print, complete and fax the MPR Referral Form to fax # 412-561-5902. If you have questions related to the program and/or the referrals process please call Janelle at 412-561-3390 ext.213
School-Based Outpatient Services
At this time, outpatient services are available for students requiring behavioral health services in the Keystone Oaks School District. Referrals for school based outpatient services are made through the school district or from the SAP core team.
Student Assistance Program (SAP)
The SAP is a cooperative program between Chartiers Center and the Keystone Oaks School District. The program provides early intervention for at risk students. Identified students can receive support within the school for referrals and links to treatment and community resources. Coordination with Chartiers’ Outpatient Services is also available.
Training and Social Rehabilitation
Located in Mt. Lebanon, the T&SR Program provides limited social rehabilitation through recreation, psycho educational groups and pre-vocational skills training. This program requires an internal referral from the clinical staff.
The Program provides an opportunity for consumers with a mental health diagnosis to focus on improving social skills and acquiring tools for their recovery. Dan, a Certified Peer Specialist joined the staff, and as someone who has experienced his own struggles, his input is beneficial to the consumers as he has a deep and personal understanding of the struggles of behavioral health consumers. Through his work in the program, Dan is able to help consumers realize that recovery is possible.
T&SR welcomes individuals with a mental health
diagnosis who are eager to learn the tools for
recovery and socialization and want to share their learning with others. Included is a sampling of recent art projects made by the consumers.
For more information on any of Chartiers services, or questions on how to access services, call Chartiers Center (412) 221-3302.