Services for Children & Adolescents
Prevention & Intervention Services for Children & Adolescents
When services are needed to prevent or address problems with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs that occur in adolescence, parents, caregivers, and community members may request a referral to Pittsburgh Mercy. Referrals may be made by individuals, families, educators, and district justices. We offer school-based prevention programs, Youth Mental Health First Aid, parenting, and tobacco-free environment programs to encourage healthy behavior and decision-making.These programs are designed specifically for participants under the age of 21.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) & Underage Drinking Programs
The legal age to drive in Pennsylvania is 16 years. We offer assessments, education, Alcohol Highway Safety School, intervention, and treatment referrals to individuals who’ve been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Underage Drinking, or related offenses. These programs are designed to:
- Foster positive attitudes
- Encourage self-examination of drug and alcohol use
- Accept responsibility for modifying behavior
- Prevent further arrests.
For more information, please call 412-442-1974.
The Hepatitis Project
The Hepatitis Project offers a range of services to persons who are at risk of contracting Hepatitis C, the most common type of blood-borne infection. Services are offered at licensed drug and alcohol programs. The program includes:
- Testing for the Hepatitis C antibody
- Medical referrals for persons who test positive for the Hepatitis C antibody.
Hepatitis C treatment is offered at the Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center for persons who are served at the center.
For more information, please call Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center at 412-697-3260.
Tobacco Cessation (Quit) Services
Through our partnership with Tobacco Free Allegheny, free tobacco cessation (quit) services are available to anyone who lives in Allegheny County. The program is tailored to meet your specific needs.
For more information, please contact us at 1-877-637-2924.
For more information, please contact us at 1-877-637-2927.