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Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital

Psychiatry (Behavioral Health)

Your behavioral health is just as important to your overall well-being as your physical health. Mental conditions are real and can be life-threatening, but they're also common and very treatable. For more than 50 years, Lehigh Valley Health Network has been caring for people who need behavioral health treatment, whether it’s for counseling during a stressful time in your life or for a lifelong condition that requires medication, and anything in between.

We are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable place where you or your loved one can overcome life’s challenges. All of our psychiatrists, psychologists, physician assistants, certified registered nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses and occupational therapists received special education to know how to address and treat your individual needs, regardless of age. As a result, you can feel confident you or your loved one will receive the best possible care.

Some of the conditions we treat include:

That’s just a snapshot of some of the most common conditions we treat. No matter what you’re facing, you can rest assured we link together our emergency, inpatient, outpatient and home care services. This allows you to receive a seamless transition among different levels and types of behavioral health care.

Inpatient behavioral health

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg offers inpatient behavioral health services in the Behavioral Health Science Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg, these programs provide short-term crisis stabilization for adults or adolescents (ages 12-18), until they can safely receive care in an outpatient setting. For admissions, please contact psychiatric emergency services at 484-884-2425.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill also offers inpatient behavioral health services at its South Jackson Street and East Norwegian Street locations for adults, seniors and adolescents. 

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono offers inpatient behavioral health services on the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono campus. This program provide short-term crises stabilization for adults.

Outpatient behavioral health group practices

We provide short-term services at Lehigh Valley Hospital­­–Muhlenberg and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, including individual, couples, family and group therapy, and when indicated, medication management to children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Problems addressed include depression, anxiety, marital and family problems, difficulty coping with physical illness and grief issues. Our clinicians include board-certified child and adolescent and adult psychiatrists, along with psychologists, master’s-level therapists, psychiatric nurses and other clinicians.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg
LVPG Adult and Pediatric Psychiatry–Muhlenberg
2710 Schoenersville Road
Phone: 610-297-7500
Fax: 610-297-7533

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest
LVPG Adult and Pediatric Psychiatry–1259 Cedar Crest
1259 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 230
Phone: 610-402-5900
Fax: 610-402-4650

LVHN also offers the Center for Counseling Services, which primarily focuses on substance abuse, in St. Clair, Pa.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill
Center for Counseling Services
502 South 2nd Street
Saint Clair, PA 17970
Phone: 570-622-5898

Outpatient mental health clinics

We provide psychiatric assessment and treatment to adults (ages 18 and above) at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg and Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street. Staffed by board-certified psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychiatric nurses, licensed social workers and other clinicians, the programs offer comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, individual, family and group therapy, and medication management. These programs are funded in part under a contract with the County of Lehigh and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg 
Mental Health Clinic
2604 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem
Phone: 610-691-8028
Fax: 610-954-0608
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street 
Mental Health Clinic
Phone: 610-402-1155
Fax: 610-969-2786

Partial hospitalization programs

Partial hospitalization programs for adolescents (ages 12-18) and adults offer many of the same services provided by inpatient care, but do so in a schedule allowing a daily return home for people who can be cared for safely in an ambulatory setting. These programs are available at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg and Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street. Treatment is typically provided six hours per day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday – Friday, as an alternative to 24-hour hospitalization that might disrupt home life and other support systems.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg
Alternatives – Behavioral Health Science Center – 1st Floor
Phone: 484-884-5690
Fax: 484-884-5802
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This program is for adults only.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest 
Adult Transitions
1259 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 205
Phone: 610-402-5950
Fax: 610-821-2046
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This program is for adults only.

Adolescent Transitions
1255 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 1500
Phone: 610-402-5930
Fax: 610-821-2037
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8  a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Additional services

The Behavioral Health Services Department at Lehigh Valley Health Network – Lehigh Valley proudly offer a Speaker's Bureau. As an outreach to our community, these presentations are available to any group or organization free of charge. Please contact Paul Siegfried, Behavioral Health Education Specialist at 484-884-6523 or Paul_A.Siegfried@lvhn.org for a complete list of topics and to arrange a presentation for your group.

The Behavioral Health Services Department at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Schuylkill County proudly offer a Speaker's Bureau. As an outreach to our community, these presentations are available to any group or organization free of charge. Please contact Alexandra Kalinich, Assistant Program Director, Behavioral Health Services at 570-621-5530 or Alexandra.Kalinich@lvhn.org for a complete list of topics and to arrange a presentation for your group.