Psychiatric Consultation and Liaison Services
are provided to the medical/surgical floors of the Hospital.
Physicians consult our psychiatrists to see patients with
various mental health issues including depression, suicide
ideation, and other diagnoses. These patients may be admitted to
Spruce Pavilion or treated on the medical/surgical floor,
depending on the severity of illness.
Paws for Wellness, our Animal Assisted
Activities and Therapy program, is a distinctive behavioral
health service offered throughout the Hospital. Based on
the animal-human bond that has existed for thousands of years,
this program impacts lives through socialization, education,
rehabilitation, and therapeutic applications wherever a need is
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program is a
specialized treatment program designed for individuals who are
diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and engage in
maladaptive behavior patterns.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a
community-based program which was developed to serve individuals
who have the most serious and persistent symptoms of severe
Clozaril Clinic is a weekly or biweekly service
where clients who need to be maintained on Clozaril see a
psychiatrist and nurse, have the required blood tests drawn, and
receive their supply of medication. This "all in one"
appointment helps with compliance and ensures safety standards
The Student Assistance Program is designed to
provide behavioral health assessments for Berks County School
Districts. While the essential service is that of assessment,
the goal of the program is to facilitate the movement of
students and families toward appropriate behavioral health
treatment services. The program offers assessments and
referrals to appropriate treatment providers.
Forensic Psychiatry services include providing
psychiatric evaluations for criminal and civil cases, courthouse
testifying, assessing risk management, and providing services
within the prison setting throughout the state. For additional
information about this unique service, contact Larry Rotenberg,
The Tobacco Wellness Program is a
community-based service providing individual and group
counseling, nicotine replacement therapies, and tobacco
cessation programs throughout Berks County.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one modality
of psychiatric treatment used in a continuum of therapies
provided at the Hospital. It is known to be very effective for a
variety of psychiatric disorders. However, most other
conventional modalities are tried prior to considering ECT.
Patients actively participate in the treatment decision to use
ECT, and most report relief from their clinical symptoms
following their course of treatment. Learn
more about ECT...
Bariatric Evaluations are provided to
individuals prior to undergoing bariatric surgery. These
evaluations are considered part of the overall pre-approval
process for individuals considering bariatric surgery, and are
used to assess the potential for successful long-term weight
Neuro/Psych Testing is provided at the request
of professional practitioners to assist in providing a more
comprehensive understanding of the client. Testing typically
includes assessment of mental status, cognitive abilities,
personality disorders, and other related issues. Testing
services are available on an outpatient basis through the
Reading Hospital Post-Acute Rehabilitation Hospital and/or The
Center for Mental Health.
Professional Continuing Education Programs are
free educational programs targeted to physicians, behavioral
health therapists, social workers, marriage/family therapists,
and nurses on topics related to the behavioral health and
well-being of children, teens, adults, and older adults.
Employee Assistance Program provides confidential
counseling services to help TRH employees and their immediate
family members identify and resolve problems that may be
affecting them either at work or in their personal lives.
Integrative Medicine combines complementary treatments
with conventional medicine to promote healing and wellness.
Treatments focus upon the whole person – the mind, body, and
spirit. Examples include, but are not limited to nutrition,
massage, meditation, exercise, and acupuncture. Come join one of
our yoga, FLOW, or Tai Chi classes to decrease stress, increase
stamina, and improve mood. Call 610-988-8621 for more
information on all of the Integrative Medicine programs.