Specialized Russian Language Services

Who is Served?

You are served if you are an adult experiencing mental health problems or you are experiencing both mental health and substance use problems.

Why is this Service Offered?

The Outpatient Program helps you to resolve conflicts and overcome challenges as you make positive changes in your life and recover from mental illness and/or substance use.

What is the Service?

  • You will meet privately with a professionally credentialed clinician who speaks Russian and will listen to your concerns.
  • The clinician will help you identify areas in your life that you would like to change and help you develop a plan to make these changes.
  • You will meet regularly and be supported by the clinician as you take actions to bring about these changes.
  • The clinician will arrange for you to see a PATH psychiatrist, if indicated.
  • You will meet with a psychiatrist who will complete an evaluation and may prescribe medication for you.
  • If you meet with a psychiatrist who does not speak Russian, your clinician will also attend the appointment and act as your translator.
  • You may continue to see both the psychiatrist for medication appointments and see the clinician for therapy.

Services are provided in the community, in your home or wherever assistance and support is required.

1919 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. 19111
The hours of operation for Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Outpatient services are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday hours are available by telehealth from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other programs typically operate during these hours but also offer on-call services to individuals assigned to these programs. On-call procedures are given to individuals in these programs when they begin receiving these services. Some specialized programs have expanded hours but these are only available to individuals served in these programs, not to everyone seeking general mental health or substance use disorder services.

You are eligible to receive services if:

  • You speak Russian as a primary language, you reside in Philadelphia and you have Medical Assistance (MA).
  • You speak Russian as a primary language, you reside outside Philadelphia, you have Medical Assistance (MA) and you are authorized for service by Magellan Insurance.
  • You speak Russian as a primary language, you live in PATH’s service area and you do not have health insurance.
  • If you have any other health insurance, please call PATH to determine your eligibility.

“I feel very lucky that I have wonderful professional help from such compassionate professionals.”

Nina, individual receiving service from The Russian Outpatient Program

How Do I Contact PATH?

Please call 215-728-4565
to obtain additional information.