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10th Floor, Gates Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Who we are

PERC is a multi-disciplinary program offering consultations on diagnosis, treatment, support and skill development for adolescents and young adults  who exhibit warning signs of emerging psychosis or early psychosis, and their families.

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Our program’s main goals are to:

  • Stabilize symptoms
  • Maintain cognition and functioning
  • Optimize their well-being and daily functioning
  • Foster their talents, skills, relationships, and vocations

Referred individuals are screened over the phone within 24-48 hours. For those appropriate for the program, an in-person assessment typically occurs within 7-14 business days.

The initial, customized assessment typically includes the following:

  • Interview and evaluation by a psychiatric expert in early psychosis.
  • Standard physical and neurological examination, and blood work testing to detect possible medical disorders that may produce behavioral symptoms.
  • Review of medical records, prior treatments and responses.
  • Formulation and discussion of treatment and support plan.

Who we serve

PERC serves young people age 16-30 who are experiencing symptoms of early psychosis within in the last 24 months and reside in the state of Pennsylvania.


Parts of this program may be covered by your insurance carrier. The program is further supported by a Mental Health Block Grant provided through the State of Pennsylvania (for Pennsylvania residents only) For non-Pennsylvania residents, please contact us regarding other options. Individual parts of the comprehensive services are available on a fee for services basis.