Mercy Behavioral Health

Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
1945 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219 (Show in Google Maps)
412-281-1375 (voice)
412-281-1375 (tdd)
412-281-6564 (fax)

CONTACT

  • Yvette Leonard <yleonard@hdscenter.org>
    Intake Coordinator/Therapist
  • Kim Mathos
    Psychiatrist
  • URL: http://www.hdscenter.org/

HOURS

Weekdays: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Weekends: Emergency only
Emergency Contact: Dianne Gallagher, 412-281-1375
Program type: Outpatient mental health clinic or agency

TYPE OF ORGANIZATION LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE
Hospital District or Authority

AGENCY ACCREDITATION
PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

PRIVATE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
Licensed

DEAF PROGRAM
Year established: 1921

SERVICES ROUTINELY AVAILABLE TO DEAF PEOPLE

  • Outpatient services
  • Vocational training

FEES

Service fee for deaf clients? Yes
Fee covered by third party? Yes
Adjustable fee (sliding scale)? Yes

SERVICE PROVIDERS
Staff total: 13 # fluent signers: 13
Service Providers Deafnicity: deaf, hearing, hard of hearing,
Interpreting services provided? Yes
Interpreter services are also based out of this agency in the Pittsburgh area.

ACCESSIBILITY
Assistive technologies available: TTY/TDD, amplified phone, flashing signal for doorbell/phone, visual signal device for emergencies (fire alarm),

Facilities accessible by wheelchair? Yes
Facilities accessible by public transit? Yes

COMMENTS
The Center for Hearing and Deaf Services (previously Pittsburgh Center for Hearing and Deaf Services) provides outpatient behavioral/health and addiction counseling services. These services include outpatient counseling related to communication barriers, psychiatric consulation services, addiction counseling, mental therapy office based family therapy, grief counseling, mental retardation services, parent support groups, tinnitus support groups and a therapeutic day program. The program also sells assistive devices, has an audiologist on staff and runs interpreting services through other departments of this agency.

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