The ongoing safety of our patients, staff and communities will remain our primary focus during the COVID-19 Pandemic. With that in mind, here are some important information about receiving services in the upcoming weeks:


If you are showing signs of possible COVID-19 symptoms or meet the criteria of COVID-19 screening, please do not present to our facility.  Contact your local health care provider.  If you do not have a health care provider, you can call the PA Department of Health at (877) 724-3258.


  1. Have you traveled out of the country in the last 14 days?
  2. Have you had contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  3. Have you had any of these symptoms listed below in the last 14 days?
    • Fever greater than 100° (Fahrenheit)
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Cough

If you answered yes to question 1 and-or 2, please call your primary care provider or your State Department of Health for further direction.

If you answered no to questions 1 and 2, but yes to numbers 3, please contact your healthcare provider if symptoms are severe.


Patient Visitation Announcement

About PPI Services

CDC: Managing Anxiety & Stress


CDC: Stop the Spread of Germs


CDC: Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (English/Spanish)


CDC: What Healthcare Personnel Should Know about Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 Infection


SAMHSA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health


Depression. Anxiety. Trouble concentrating. Mood swings. Aggression. Suicidal thoughts.

Many individuals have felt some level of these feelings at different times in their lives, but all of these could be signs of mental illness or a psychiatric disorder. The only way to determine for sure whether you or a loved one may be suffering from a mental disorder is to seek help from a mental health professional.

Where to get help with mental health problems in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI) provides behavioral health services to the residents of Central Pennsylvania and surrounding region. We create specialized mental health treatment programs for children and adolescents, adults, and mature adults so that the unique needs of each group can be addressed separately. PPI treats all forms of mental health disorders at our main psychiatric hospital on Third Street in Harrisburg, PA. We also provide outpatient mental health services for adults at our Division Street clinic and outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment for children, adolescents and teens at our Third Street Clinic.

The first step in getting help for a mental problem is to contact our Admissions Department.