Psychiatry in Wexford, Pennsylvania Dr. Melissa Turkal, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: Yes

Psychiatry in Wexford, Pennsylvania Dr. Melissa Turkal, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CRNP

Dr. Melissa Turkal, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CRNP

Dr. Melissa Turkal is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2017. Dr. Turkal’s goal is to promote a safe space for women to begin their journey toward improved mental health. She strives to honor your lived experience. Dr. Turkal is grateful to assist her female and feminine identifying clients find the correct diagnosis, the right combination of medication, proper nutrition, exercise, and therapy to achieve emotional stability and optimal recovery. Dr. Turkal is passionate about mental health, women’s health, the female identity and experience, your access to care, social justice, service, mercy, and compassion.

As a woman who treats primarily women, Dr. Turkal’s practice model is to treat you fairly, justly, competently, respectfully, and without judgment. She wants you to feel seen, heard, and consistently validated in your therapeutic relationship. Dr. Turkal is an expert in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, but only YOU are the expert when it comes to your own lived experience. Dr. Turkal strives to develop a friendly but professional rapport with each client, getting to know your personal life story, victories, challenges, and your unique ways of enduring them. Nothing is “TMI.” Dr. Turkal is a proud Ally who values respect and acceptance of all people. She prioritizes working with WOMEN, BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ and non-binary populations.

Outside of work, Dr. Turkal enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She loves to travel and explore new places. She enjoys reading, tending to her houseplants, gardening, cycling, and kayaking.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Allied Trades Assistance Program
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Centivo
  • ComPsych
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Quest Behavioral Health
  • Sana Benefits
  • Total Care Network
  • UPMC
  • World Trade Center (HealthSmart)


  • Gender-Affirmative Medical Readiness Evaluations
  • Medical Procedure Evaluations


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Melissa Turkal. You can also call 724-934-7722 to have someone assist you.

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