Adult Psychiatric Programs

It is common for adults to experience sadness, moodiness, anxiety or irritability at times. But when these feelings persist to the point that they interfere with a person’s ability to function normally at home, at work or in social situations, it may be signs of a mental health disorder.

Because the symptoms of mental illnesses often develop over time, it is important to recognize early warning signs reflective in a persons feelings or behavior. This can aid in getting an individual help early that can reduce the severity of their illness.

Adult Psychiatric Programs

Where adults can get help when suffering emotional and behavioral problems

Psychiatric Institute (PPI) treats adults with behavioral disorders in Inpatient, Outpatient and Partial-hospitalization programs, depending on the specific need of the individual and the severity of symptoms. At PPI, our psychiatrists, behavioral health specialists, Master’s level therapists and RNs personalize each program to meet the unique needs of every individual.

There are many types and levels of mental illness. PPI treats depression, eating disorders, anxiety and phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, emotional and behavioral problems and memory loss.

Our modern treatments and facilities are designed to enable each patient to return to, or begin, a productive life.

Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment for Adults

Our Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Program is a less restrictive level of care than our Inpatient Program. It requires that patients come to the psychiatric clinic or facility only during treatment hours. This allows for easier maintenance of their normal family and school commitments. Patients who have completed an inpatient psychiatric program typically continue treatment in an outpatient psychiatric program.

This program provides therapeutic and diagnostic treatment planning specific to the needs of the adult, including psychiatry and individual, family and group therapies.

Accepts patients ages 18 and older.

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Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric Treatment for Adults

Our Adult Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric Program is designed for individuals with acute symptoms of psychiatric disorders that are not severe enough to warrant Inpatient hospitalization. The program delivers structured services in a day-long treatment setting, including individual, family and group therapies.

This program is ideal as a step-up from outpatient psychiatric services or a step-down from inpatient psychiatric services.

Accepts patients ages 18 and older.

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Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment for Adults

Our Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Program is designed for individuals whose social, emotional or behavioral disorders are severe enough that they are unable to function normally in school, home or a community setting.

This program provides therapeutic and diagnostic treatment planning specific to the individual needs of the patient, including psychiatry and individual, family and group therapies.

Accepts patients ages 18 and older.

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Specialized Psychiatric Services and Clinics

Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute offers special services to meet the needs of adults with chronic mental disorders. The Clozaril Clinic serves a population of people who are chronically mentally ill and have been stabilized with Clozaril.

This clinic provides individual treatment plans and supportive group therapy every two weeks.

How to Enter a Mental Health Treatment Program

Doctors and health care professionals

To make a referral for a patient who is medically cleared and needs inpatient mental health treatment, please contact the Admissions Department at (717) 782-6493 or (866) 746-2496.

Patients, family members and friends

If anyone other than a doctor is making a referral to one of our treatment programs, please know that a patient must be willing to sign in for voluntary treatment.  To begin the process, contact the Admissions Department at (717) 782-6493 or 866-746-2496.

Be advised that we do not admit walk-in patients at our psychiatric hospital or clinics.