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Plain Community Psychiatrist – Outpatient Care of Amish & Mennonites

WellSpan Health

This is a Contract position in Ephrata Lebanon, PA posted December 28, 2020.

WellSpan Philhaven serves 25,000+ individuals annually through innovative behavioral health programs at 27 locations across south central PA.  Philhaven’s Plain Community Clinic, located in scenic Mt. Gretna, is seeking two fulltime staff physicians. 


  • Members of the Old Order Amish & Mennonite communities can struggle with anxiety, depression, mania, etc.
  • The Amish may avoid seeking psychiatric help in secular settings, fearing their religious traditions will be viewed as part of the problem
  • Serving these groups is a challenging and rewarding cross-cultural experience
  • Extensive involvement of family/community members help patients follow treatment recommendations
  • 30-minute med checks & 60-minute evaluations allow for the complex nature of this patient population
  • Psychiatrists see approximately 12-14 patients per day
  • The clinic has a unique partnership with the Green Pasture Residence, a hospitality facility run by members of the local Old Order Amish community
  • Green Pasture Residence provides housing to individuals receiving outpatient treatment
  • In addition to physicians, the multidisciplinary treatment team is comprised of CRNPs, Social Workers & Psychologists
  • Regular meetings help the team coordinate treatment, support one another & achieve successful treatment outcomes

Our Commitment to You:

  • Physician-Designed Compensation Model
  • Signing and Educational Loan Repayment
  • Full Relocation and Retirement Savings Plan
  • Additional Fringe Benefits Including Massage and Recreational Discounts
  • $4,500 CME Allowance, Full Malpractice Coverage Including Tail

About the Community:

Conveniently situated within a short drive of major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., WellSpan Health’s service area is made up of a diverse mix of welcoming communities that you will love to call home. South Central Pennsylvania offers an idyllic blend of unique cities and towns including Lancaster, York, Gettysburg, Lebanon, Chambersburg and Waynesboro.


For immediate confidential consideration or to learn more please contact:

Ann Reid, Physician Recruiter

Call or Text: 717-439-3671



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