Research at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Through our academic partnership with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, we support a number of research projects to advance the understanding of mental illness and the quality of care for patients.

Our patients directly benefit in a timely way from the latest advances in psychiatric care, including modern diagnosis and assessment based on innovative methodologies. Many patients who have been treated elsewhere without success can find help at Western Psychiatric.

A variety of treatment and service programs are under study, targeting the young through elderly patient populations suffering from a wide range of problems. Patients and their families always have the option to participate in any of these clinical research programs.

As an academic partner of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric and the Department of Psychiatry consistently rank first nationally in psychiatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Contact Us

For an emergency, please call 412-624-1000
or toll-free 1-877-624-4100.

For more information or to make a referral to Services for Teens at Risk (STAR-Center), please contact us at 412-246-5619; open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Crisis support services for residents in Allegheny County, call re:solve Crisis Network at
1-888-7-YOU CAN
or 1-888-796-8226.

Additional Resources

Visit the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) site to learn more about or participate in other local health studies.


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