Mental & Behavioral Health

Depression, anxiety, substance abuse and dementia, may develop or worsen as we age. There are resources available to help.

Mental-Behavioral

Outreach & Assessment

COMHAR Seeks to make mental health services more available and accessible to older adults in Philadelphia.  Its goal is to identify individuals in need of care, offer a variety of services in the home and in the community or make referrals to other services such as medical care, home care, and final, legal or housing assistance. COMHAR also provides a continuum of residential programs for adults of all ages recovering from mental illness (MI) and for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD).
For more information:

Comhar

100 West Lehigh Avenue

215-203-3027

Outpatient Counseling

The Geriatric Counseling Service, coordinated by INTERAC, and developed by PCA and the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, provides counseling and group therapy services through participating senior community centers. Medicare coverage may help cover the cost of services; however there is no financial eligibility requirement and no out of pocket fee. This service is available at the following senior community centers:

Philadelphia Senior Center – Main Branch

509 S. Broad St.

215-685-1697

CHCS St. Charles Senior Community Center

1941 Christian St.

215-790-9530

Marconi Senior Citizen Program

2433 S. 15 St.

215-218-0800

South Philadelphia Older Adult Center

1430 E. Passyunk Ave.

215-685-1697

In-home Services for Seniors

The Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania maintains a list of agencies providing behavioral health care to homebound older adults.

Inpatient Geropsychiatric Treatment Centers

Inpatient hospital units exclusively for senior patients provide older adults with an enhanced sense of security and shield them from the situations that can arise on a general psychiatric unit. Philadelphia maintains six of these specialized treatment centers.

Memory Disorders Assessment Centers

Seven Philadelphia centers provide diagnosis and treatment for older adults experiencing memory problems. Other services include information and referral, caregiver training and support groups.

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Additional Resources

The Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania maintains an online resource guide for older adults. It contains information on signs and symptoms of behavioral health disorders, where to go for help in crisis and non-crisis situations and more.

 

Milestones eNews

For seniors and those who care for them

PCA News Bulletin

For professionals in the field of aging