Safe, Focused, Personal Care: Inpatient Psychiatric Services

Patients seeking quality psychiatric medical care can receive comprehensive acute and sub-acute/intermediate hospital treatment programs in Behavioral Health Services. Treatment units are structured to meet the unique requirements of patients requiring a safe and protective environment to develop the ability and skills to transition to a less intense and structured treatment program quickly.


Our inpatient units provide intense treatment for adult patients who are an imminent danger to themselves or others or display high potential for such behavior. The treatment milieu encourages patient participation by identifying and working on specific problems, goals, and daily tasks. The schedule includes structured groups, skills training, recreational therapy, and occupational therapy within a cognitive, behavioral, motivational enhancement model of care. Recreational and occupational therapists complement the multidisciplinary treatment team of psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses. Family sessions, when indicated, are an essential component of each patient’s individualized treatment plan. Discharge planning begins on admission and focuses on providing effective treatment and support when it is time to be discharged from this level of care.

Children and Adolescents

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is one of the eleven Children’s Crisis Intervention Services (CCIS) inpatient units in New Jersey. The unit provides short-term crisis stabilization within the structure of a behavior therapy treatment program focused on the safe and effective treatment of patients ages 5 through 17. The program also includes two subacute level of care beds for those children who require a longer length of stay due to the intensity and nature of their problems. The treatment team develops an individualized treatment plan for each patient with the active involvement of the parents/guardians and other appropriate family members. Each child receives four hours of school daily and participates in a very structured treatment program. The program includes structured groups, skills groups, recreational therapy, and family therapy where patients identify a daily specific problem, goal, and task list. The multidisciplinary treatment team of child psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, teachers, and recreational therapists actively works with the patient to learn and use safe and effective behaviors to discharge as soon as the patient is no longer considered a danger self or to others. Discharge planning begins on admission and provides the patient and family with an effective treatment and support program after discharge from the hospital.

Geriatric Patients

Our multidisciplinary team of geriatric psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and recreational and occupational therapists manage a safe and secure environment for geriatric patients deemed a danger to themselves or others. Each patient’s individualized treatment plan includes group, family, recreational, and occupational skills groups. Discharge planning begins on admission and establishes an effective treatment plan and support after discharge from the hospital. Contact the Bergen New Bridge Access Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at 800.730.2762.

The Access Center


  • Operators are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Access Center assessments are free and confidential.
  • For life threatening emergency mental health issues, call 911.

FAQs Accessing Medical Detox, and Substance Abuse Rehab Services

FAQs Child Psychiatry Services

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