Behavioral Health Update

The Wright Center offers mental and behavioral health services to patients of all ages at our Mid Valley, Scranton and Clarks Summit practices. At this time, due to a high demand for mental health services, the wait time for psychiatric and therapeutic appointments is approximately 6 to 8 weeks, as it is with most local and national behavioral health providers. 

For mental health emergencies, our care teams can help connect you with crisis-based services through our partnerships with local emergency departments and Scranton Counseling Center and Children’s Service Center. For all other previously scheduled behavioral health appointments, please rest assured that your appointment is on track and we’ll see you as scheduled. 

COVID-19 has increased the need for mental and behavioral health services, stressing a system that already suffers from a shortage of providers not just in Northeast Pennsylvania, but nationwide. According to the CDC, mental health-related visits have increased for both children and adults throughout the pandemic. At The Wright Center, we’re averaging 200 new referrals for behavioral health services per month. 

In addition to in-person appointments, we also offer telehealth and virtual visits. For more information, please visit Behavioral Health – The Wright Center.

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