Psychiatry – Patient Education and Resources

Our patient resources are intended to help members of our community who are dealing with mental health issues. 

Contact us

To schedule an outpatient appointment (Hershey), call


For Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (Harrisburg), call


Group counseling

Is your child struggling with paying attention, or having issues with behavior? The Department of Psychiatry offers an eight-week group counseling program for parents and their children who have issues with paying attention, following the rules, temper outbursts, or getting along with others.

  • Who: Children (ages 5-12) with attention or behavior issues and their parents
  • When: Wednesday afternoons and evenings (eight-week sessions) are offered throughout the year
  • Location: Penn State Medical Group, 22 Northeast Dr., Hershey, PA 17033 (behind Tanger Outlet Center)
  • Registration: Registration is required. Please call 717-531-8338 or email
  • Cost: Standard copay charges may apply for parents; separate fees apply for optional children's sessions ($20 per session)
  • More info: Learn more about these group sessions.

Autism resources

The Central Pennsylvania Regional Autism Partnership, an ASERT center, was established in December of 2008 through a generous grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare's Bureau of Autism Services.

The bureau is intending to create three regional centers for Autism Service, Education, Research, and Training (ASERT) as a cost-effective way to address the chasm between research and quality diagnostic and intervention practices. The establishment of these three centers is a direct result of the work of the Autism Task Force, which recommended development and funding of regional centers as a means to leverage work from the research community.

Visit the Autism Central PA website

Video resources

View the following videos for additional information on our services.

Contact us

500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Collaborative Psychiatric Care

As a part of the Penn State Health system, we have access to world-class expertise and specialists. Our team members work in close collaboration with specialists throughout Hershey Medical Center and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.

Innovation in Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a hot topic currently plaguing our communities. The team of specialists at Penn State Health are working on new innovations that will help families and communities win this battle.

Autism Programs

Families dealing with autism know that Penn State Health has special programs that treat autism spectrum disorder. Learn more about our approach and how we can help. 

Adolescent Psychiatric Programs

Adolescence can be a difficult time for teens and their families. Sometimes, the difficulties are more than your “typical” teen problems. Penn State Health psychiatrists offer specialized programs to help adolescents with their particular challenges.