Updated COVID-19 Office Procedures:
Our priority continues to be the health and well-being of our patients and their families. We know how stressful these times are, and we want to reiterate that we are here for you , but for the safety of our patients and staff, we will be only seeing patients through phone or video call.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call your WPABHR office and speak with one of our nurses/clinical staff.
We want to ensure that you have the best guidance, support and care for your family. We are constantly evaluating this rapidly changing situation, and will advise you of any further changes as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe
Patients and Families:
With the spread of Coronavirus, the CDC is recommending that all healthcare providers take necessary precautions to identify those who may be at risk and prevent further spread of the virus. WPABHR is doing our part to assist in every way possible. We are implementing universal screening to identify possible risk factors for Coronavirus, which means that you will be asked to be screened and follow the CDC requirements at every visit in every office.
At this time we are continuing normal business operations but have implemented additional safety protocols to help further reduce the risk of transmission. We will alert patients if this changes.
Below is a list of some of our enhanced measures.
• All patients will be screened at the front desk before entering the office, this includes a temperature check.
• If you feel like you are sick please don’t come to the office. Please call our office and leave a message and staff will get back to you. Please note that due to the COVID-19 virus we are inundated with calls so if no one answers please leave a message with your name and return number and staff will call you back. Please only leave one message.
• Additional sanitizing measures are in place and surfaces will be cleaned periodically throughout the day.
• We have supplies of hand sanitizer throughout the office please use it. Remember frequent hand washing with soap and water is recommended.
• Staff will be enacting social distancing so in appointments staff will keep their distance when possible.
• Staff is also being closely monitored.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we are using extra caution to protect the health of our patients and families. We’re looking forward to serve our patients and community and we are encouraging our patients to remain calm and follow CDC guidelines as with prevention this will pass.
Western PA Behavioral Health Resources
headed by Dr. Geith Shahoud, provides child and adult psychiatric services to Western PA and local areas. We are willing to help our patients with multiple levels of treatment for children and adults. With two locations to service our patients, we are able to provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management and individual, family, and couples therapy. We are proud to serve the communities of these two counties; Fayette and Westmoreland with all of their behavioral and psychiatric needs.Each office has highly trained licensed therapists that assess and work with each client to develop a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs. Our offices offer day, evening and weekend appointments to meet the needs of our clients.We accept most major insurance plans. Please call our office today to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions please contact us and our expert staff will be happy to assist you.
Geith Shahoud M.D.
Dr. Geith Shahoud has had quite a journey from Syria to Western Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Damascus in Syria in 1992 and practiced internal medicine for two years before taking up practice in Pittsburgh in 1994.
From 1998 to 2001 he practiced internal medicine with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, but his interest in psychiatry continued to grow.
Not long after, he found out that the University of Missouri in Kansas City had a program that combined the medical aspect with psychiatry. He made the decision to move to Kansas City and take the course, graduating in August 2004. He stayed and practiced child psychiatry at the University of Missouri, Columbia until 2007.
In 2008 Dr. Shahoud moved back to the Pittsburgh area and was hired as the Medical Director of Mental Health at Highland Hospital located in Connellsville PA. While there he treated adults who had problems ranging from drug and alcohol abuse to mental illness and emotional and behavioral issues and children with many different behavioral and pervasive development disorders such as Autism or Rhetts.
Dr. Shahoud began working at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital for children located in Pittsburgh, PA. He continues to work there today. His patients there have a wide variety of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Shahoud has also worked at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital located in Latrobe PA where he treated children and adults with many different psychiatric disorders.
In 2009, Dr. Shahoud successfully opened his own private practice called Western PA Behavioral Health Resources. He then opened a second office in Latrobe, PA and in 2010 opened a third office in Butler, PA. The practice continues to grow each day. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one in every 150 children is born with Autism. Dr. Shahoud thinks it’s a problem in our local communities and also thinks we are lacking in services for them. He hopes his offices will be able to work closely with the schools in the areas to screen for any problems