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 Medical Records Board of Trustees


Visiting hours are as follows:

Voluntary Unit - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 5:10 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Barnabas Unit - Tuesday Thursday Saturday and Sunday, 5:10 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Short Term Care - Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 5:10 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Prior to visiting, you must schedule an appointment.

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

No patient belongings may be brought during visiting hours for safety reasons, but can be dropped off any other time.

RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Center