Behavioral Health Services – Inpatient

Crisis Hotline 24 Hours a Day

If you or someone you love is suffering from a serious mental health problem, please call Raritan Bay Medical Center’s crisis hotline to speak with an experienced mental health counselor. This free, confidential service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 732.442.3794.

Veteran’s Crisis Hotline

If you know a veteran who needs help, connect them to this veterans crisis line. It is a free resource that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are available via phone, chat or text messaging. You can reach the line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

Understanding Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are true medical conditions. Left untreated, these disorders can be debilitating. Some common mental illnesses include dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease), schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and eating disorders.

Mental illness plays a significant role in total health and well being. Mental health problems affect individuals of all ages and backgrounds, triggering physical as well as psychological symptoms.

Our broad spectrum of services includes inpatient, outpatient and crisis intervention programs provided by a compassionate, multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers and other specialized professionals.

Our goal is to help patients manage their conditions to achieve optimal health, renewed independence and the freedom to live full, productive lives.

Outpatient Services – Perth Amboy & Old Bridge

We provide a wide range of behavioral health services including:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Counseling
  • Medication management for individuals with any type of psychiatric disorder, including those associated with older adults

Inpatient Care – Perth Amboy

In some cases, mental illness may require hospitalization. We offer:

  • A dedicated, 26-bed inpatient unit for adults with acute psychiatric needs.
  • Thorough evaluation, diagnosis and individualized treatment for all major behavioral health conditions, including geriatric patients with dementia and those suffering from severe depression, anxiety and other disorders.
  • Individual, group and recreational therapies.
  • Psychiatrists available around-the-clock to assist patients in the hospital’s medical/ surgical units who may have underlying or emerging mental health conditions.

Crisis Stabilization Unit – 
Perth Amboy

Experienced crisis counselors and trained psychiatric nurses are available 24 hours a day for psychiatric emergencies and onsite evaluation of both adults and children. Through consultation with on call psychiatrists, we can make immediate treatment recommendations to resolve the crisis situation.

Education & Outreach

Our mental health professionals provide free lectures, workshops and screenings for depression and other disorders in various public venues along with training for fellow practitioners.

Exceptional Standard of Care

Raritan Bay Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission (TJC), licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, and approved by Medicare, Medicaid and most major medical insurance providers. With locations in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center is a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network, a major clinical affiliate of UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

For more information about Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Services or to schedule an assessment with one of our psychiatrists call 732.324.5138.

To schedule an assessment with one of our outpatient professionals call 732.324.5199.


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