Behavioral Health Services

Help when you need it

Jersey City Medical Center's dedicated behavioral health services staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help with any behavioral or emotional problem. Multi-disciplinary teams, working in our emergency room, inpatient units, ambulatory care, community care and residential services, work with children, adolescents and adults, to provide the right amount of care at the right time.

These comprehensive behavioral health services are part of the outstanding programs provided by Jersey City Medical Center.

No patient is denied service due to inability to pay. Medicaid, Medicare and most commercial insurance plans are accepted.

Psychiatric Emergency/ ScreeningBehavioral Health staff member listening to patient

Located at the Jersey City Medical Center. Hudson County's designated Screening Center, offering six extended crisis evaluation beds, operates 24x7 providing psychiatric assessment and stabilization / referral as well as specialized psychiatric screening services for children, adolescents and adults.

Mobile Outreach

Located at the Jersey City Medical Center. Certified Screeners provide psychiatric screening in Hudson County and provide assistance with any trauma / emergency on a 24/7 basis. Outreach staff are stationed at the County Youth House, Jersey City Municipal Court and Hudson County Superior Court.

Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Care

Female therapist listening to a male patientA psychiatric inpatient unit is located on the campus of the Jersey City Medical Center. The closed acute section of our psychiatric unit is the Hudson County designated Short Term Care Facility. A multi-disciplinary team provides a comprehensive assessment/treatment plan and discharge referral/linkage information for all patients, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

Located at the Jersey City Medical Center. Day hospital services are available for children, adolescents, and adults. A Therapeutic Nursery is available for 3-5 year olds. Day and after-school partial hospital programs are available for children/adolescents with a serious emotional disorder. Two-day programs are available for adults: an Acute Partial Hospitalization Program for individuals being discharged from acute hospital stays as well as those needing a higher level of care to divert them from hospitalization, and a psychosocial rehabilitation program with specialized services for MICA patients.

Outpatient Programs

Located at the Jersey City Medical Center. A full range of services, individual, group, marital, family, psychological testing, and medication management are available for children, adolescents and adults who present with emotional, psychiatric, behavioral, interpersonal, or post traumatic issues. Anger management and Domestic Violence groups are available for men and women. Addiction treatment services and drug testing/monitoring are available for adults, including intensive outpatient groups, and after care. A School Based Clinic at Snyder High School provides onsite counseling services.

Integrated Case Management Services

Located at the Jersey City Medical Center. Hudson County's designated ICMS provider is available for Hudson County adults who have a serious psychiatric disorder and require assertive community outreach to assist with community stabilization.

Residential Services

Located in Jersey City. The Liberty Park Residence group home is a supervised 15 bed specialized residence providing care to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

Consultation and Education/ Traumatic Loss Program

Located at the Jersey City Medical Center. Highly trained and experienced staff are available to provide individually tailored training/ education/consultation services to any Hudson County agency, business, or institution.

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