Behavioral Health Walk-In Clinic

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Behavioral Health Walk-In Clinic, in collaboration with UPMC Western Behavioral Health, offers a welcoming and comfortable environment for children and adolescents up to age 18 who are dealing with a variety of mental health concerns.

Along with a parent or guardian, children and teens can walk in and receive same-day care, with no appointment required. Our therapists and psychologists are available to:

  • Provide targeted behavioral health assessments.
  • Provide one-time therapeutic interventions.
  • Coordinate care with the child’s existing care team including their pediatrician, school, or other providers.
  • Provide referrals to other services or resources in the community for further or continued care.

This clinic exists to support children and adolescents experiencing not-life-threatening mental health circumstances. It does not replace Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) and is not appropriate for children who might need to be hospitalized. Individuals who are experiencing an extreme mental health crisis are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention at PES in UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital or at the nearest emergency department.


Reasons to Seek Care Here

The following represent some of the circumstances that could prompt someone to seek support and services at the Behavioral Health Walk-In Clinic:

  • Anxiety or stress
  • Depression
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Isolation
  • Lack of interest in family or social activities
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss or grief
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationship challenges
  • School avoidance
  • Suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self-injury

We are unable to provide medication management or medical care at this clinic.


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UPMC Children's Behavioral Health Walk-In Clinic

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Ave.
Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Hours of Operations

Mon.-Fri.: 5 to 9 p.m.
Sat.: Noon to 4 p.m.


Hours and Location

The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

It is located on the third floor of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Please park in our Penn Garage and take the Grape Elevators to the third floor.

Please call 412-864-8136 if you would prefer to schedule a visit that fits your family’s needs.