Older Adult Behavioral Health

Older Adult Behavioral Health

The Older Adult Behavioral Health Unit is housed on the second floor of Millcreek Community Hospital, the premier mental health provider in northwestern Pennsylvania.

We specialize in the behavioral health needs of older adults experiencing emotional and/or behavioral disturbances. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff of psychiatrists, geriatricians, nurses, social workers and therapists provide care across a continuum of services to meet the specialized needs of this population.

Treatment is provided in a comfortable, therapeutic setting where individuals share the company of others with similar difficulties. Group therapy and activities are held throughout the day to promote health and wellness.

Our specialized program is devoted to the treatment of the following:
  • Severe depression or anxiety
  • Thoughts of harm to self or others
  • Changes in behavior and/or mood
  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating habits
  • Inability or unwillingness to complete necessary self-care tasks
  • Agitation and aggression
  • Hallucinations or delusional thinking

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the above, please present to the Millcreek Community Hospital Emergency Department. A physician is available 24 hours a day to evaluate your symptoms and treatment needs.

We also offer free assessments at a location of your choice, Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:00pm by contacting our Tri-State Elder Assessment Management (T.E.A.M) program at (814) 881-5393 click here for additional information.

The availability to schedule assessment by the (T.E.A.M) may be contingent on current protocols to mitigate the risk of contagions such as in the case of COVID-19.

For general inquiries related to behavioral health assessments or available services, please contact the LECOM Behavioral Health Clinical Liaison at (814) 881-5393. Calls will be answered and returned during normal business hours, Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm, excluding major holidays.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a behavioral health emergency, please visit the Millcreek Community Hospital Emergency Department for an evaluation. Those in Erie County, PA may call Crisis Services at (814) 456-2014. For individuals outside of Erie County, PA, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255, or visit your nearest emergency department.