RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Center

As a leader in mental health and substance abuse treatment in New Jersey, the RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Center (BHBHC), which opened in 1992, offers clients, their families, and caregivers unparalleled access to a full continuum of behavioral health care services, substance abuse treatments, and comprehensive medical care.

With both hospital‐based behavioral health programs and a freestanding psychiatric facility, we seamlessly integrate behavioral health care and medical services, resulting in outstanding continuity of care – and positive, long‐term results.

From short‐term psychiatric care to ongoing support, we provide a comprehensive array of mental and behavioral health programs for children, adolescents, adults and older adults. We offer everything from 24‐hour crisis intervention and emergency psychiatric screenings to inpatient child, adult and geriatric psychiatric care. We also offer partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient counseling services, outpatient services and programs specially designed for clients diagnosed with both mental illness and substance abuse issues.

We work closely with physicians across all medical disciplines who look to the BHBHC for support services, treatment options and as an adjunct to their patients’ plan of care.

The Center is a 2017 National Winner of the prestigious Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award.

Mental Health Services

Visiting Information

Visiting hours are as follows:

Visiting is available on all units seven days a week from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. One visitor is allowed at a time.

Please have a valid government issued ID, and leave all other belongings in your vehicle including pocketbooks and cellphones.

Patient belongings may be dropped off anytime.

Effective April 1, 2024, masking is optional for staff, providers, patients, visitors, volunteers and vendors.

Please note:

  • Masking may still be required for certain patients on standard infection prevention protocols, and/or on units responsible for the care of vulnerable patients at the determination of each site.
  • Masks continue to be available to staff, providers, patients, visitors, volunteers and vendors in our facilities.
  • Masking is requested of all patients who present with respiratory symptoms, if tolerated, as well as all staff members and providers caring for them.
  • Should a patient request their caregivers wear a mask, staff and providers are expected to comply.

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RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Center