For the first time in its almost thirty year history, Pan American has expanded outside of the Greater Philadelphia area by choosing Reading as the site of a new clinic specializing in culturally competent mental health services.
Located in the heart of the city at 525 Penn Street, the clinic offers outpatient services in English and Spanish such as individual/family therapy and medication management. Pan American’s Reading clinic is now accepting new patients, including those insured through Medicaid.
“We’ve been preparing to open our Reading clinic for two years,” said Lisa Ramirez, Executive Director of Pan American – Reading. “We’ve spent a lot of time getting to know our neighbors to better understand their unique needs. That’s critical to providing quality services that will mean the most to the community”.
Pan American provides individualized behavioral health services in a manner that fosters healing, resilience and recovery. Pan American’s philosophy begins with trauma-informed, person-centered care, individualizing treatment to the needs of each person served.
After his Philadelphia-area clinics reported an uptick in calls from Reading residents requesting services in Spanish, Frederick Ramirez, CEO and Founder of Pan American said, “It was apparent that the availability of outpatient mental health services in Reading had to be supplemented, especially among those for whom English is a second language. We are happy to be in Reading and look forward to providing such resources to the community.”
Founded in 1994, Pan American operates three Philadelphia clinics and a Bristol, Bucks County clinic specializing in culturally competent outpatient mental health services.
Many of Pan American’s practitioners are bilingual and speak Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and Farsi to name a few. Staff at the new Reading clinic are bilingual in English and Spanish. Pan American – Reading is now accepting new patients ages 6 and up.