About Us

The Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI) is central Pennsylvania’s leader in helping people with mental health issues and psychiatric disorders achieve and maintain stability. Created in 2008 through a partnership between UPMC Pinnacle and Penn State Hershey Medical Center, PPI boasts a comprehensive team of specialists who provide sensitive, compassionate care for children, adolescents, adults and older adults.

About Us

Consider the advantages of PPI:

  • A team of experienced and licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, nurses and other mental health professionals
  • Personalized treatment plans to meet unique patient needs
  • The full range of inpatient and outpatient therapies
  • Modern, 89-bed inpatient facility
  • Two convenient locations offering outpatient services

At PPI, we understand the stresses experienced by patients and their families when dealing with mental illness or psychiatric disorders.  That is why our goal at all times is to return each patient to a healthy, productive life as quickly as possible.

If you are a physician, please use our Referral Guide as a resource in determining the appropriate program for your patient, yourself or a loved one. We have created a directory to help make the referral process as simple as possible for you.