Adult Psychiatry & Behavioral Health in New Jersey | Hackensack Meridian Health   

Adult Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

A Dedicated Behavioral Health Hospital

Hackensack Meridian Carrier Clinic is the leader in specialized behavioral health care in New Jersey. Carrier Clinic’s 296 bed facility and campus includes Blake Recovery Center, a nationally recognized inpatient addiction treatment center; East Mountain Lodge, an adolescent and teen residential treatment program for ages 13-18 with psychiatric and/or emotional difficulties; and East Mountain School, a special education school for adolescents challenged by behavioral or psychiatric disorders and/or trauma.

Crisis Hotlines

If you are in immediate medical need, please call one of the numbers below.

Essex County: Mountainside Medical Center | 973-429-6983
Hudson County: Palisades Medical Center | 201-854-5760
Middlesex County: Old Bridge Medical Center | 732-324-5289 | Raritan Bay Medical Center | 732-442-3794
Monmouth County: Jersey Shore University Medical Center | 732-776-4555 | Riverview Medical Center | 732-219-5325
Ocean County: Ocean University Medical Center | 732-836-8972 | Southern Ocean Medical Center | 609-978-8972

Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations: A team of experts will conduct a personalized psychiatric assessment to determine a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan to help you meet your short and long-term goals.

Counseling: Individual, group, couples and family sessions for patients who can benefit from short-term, solution-oriented psychotherapy to medication management.

Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS): A safe, non-invasive way to treat depression for patients who have tried multiple ways to treat major depression and have had no improvement. It uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. During the twenty minute session, an electromagnetic coil helmet is placed on the head. A painless magnetic pulse stimulates nerve cells in the area of the brain that controls mood and depression. To learn more call 732-643-4407.

Electroconvulsive Therapy: A safe and effective treatment option for those suffering from severe clinical depression. It can be used to treat severe mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder, catatonia, high suicide risk and certain neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, when all other treatments have failed. The ECT procedure involves brief, controlled electric currents being passed through the brain, triggering a brief seizure. This causes changes in brain chemistry that can rapidly reverse symptoms of certain mental illnesses. To learn more call 732-643-4407.

Integrative Health & Medicine: These therapies focus on health and wellness of both body and mind. Offerings such as yoga, stress management, group therapy, nutritional counseling, and exercise opportunities are included in our plans of care.

Intensive Outpatient Program/Partial Hospitalization Programs: These programs provide transitional care as a bridge between inpatient care and traditional outpatient services. Available multiple days a week for patients needing help managing their psychiatric illness but is not at the crisis level requiring inpatient hospitalization.

Medication management: Includes evaluation and management of medications to treat conditions such as anxiety, depression, Bipolar or personality disorders, ADHD and others.

Crisis Stabilization Units

At many of our hospitals, 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 and refer to an appropriate level of care.

Our units offer:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Face-to-face evaluation
  • Psychiatric disposition and referral

Emergency Department Psychiatric Crisis Evaluations are available at:

In some cases, mental illness may require hospitalization. Our Inpatient Psychiatric units provide acute comprehensive hospital treatment for patients who are unable to remain at home or in the community. We offer:

  • Dedicated, inpatient units for adults with acute psychiatric needs.
  • 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.
  • 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.

To connect individuals to care long before a moment of crisis, we developed a new model bringing behavioral health services into the convenient urgent care office setting.

Our Urgent Care with Behavioral Health offers same-day treatment for depression, anxiety and mood disorders. There are two easy ways to get treatment; Walk-in to our Neptune location or call the number below to request a same-day telemedicine visit. Upon calling, our team members will schedule your telemedicine appointment and share all of the information necessary to access and start a video visit.

Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care with Behavioral Health – Neptune City
2040 Route 33
Neptune City, NJ 07753
Call 732-455-5803

Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Weekends: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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