Caring Outpatient Psychiatric Services

The Behavioral Health Division at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center provides a full array of comprehensive services that meet the needs of patients seeking high quality care. From the initial contact with the Access Center to the initial clinician assessment and through treatment completion, patients will find that caring and compassionate staff works with them every step of the way towards achieving their mental health goals. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s Evergreen Substance Treatment Program is offering a ‘Family Program’ designed to assist those living with the challenges of having an addicted friend, family member, or other loved one. The program meets Thursday evenings in the Medical Center and is designed to help improve communication, set limits and boundaries, and improve the overall quality of the relationship. For more information or to join the program, call 201-967-4000 extension 4735.The IOP is also offering a ‘Grief and Loss Group’ that differs from traditional Grief and Loss Groups because it covers these issues and their impact and relation to recovery. The Grief and Loss Group is offered on Tuesdays from 10:30am–noon and 6pm–7:30pm at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. For more information or if you are interested in joining the ‘Grief and Loss Group’, please call 201-967-4000 extension 5940.

Outpatient Department

The Outpatient Department at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center provides an initial comprehensive assessment by either a psychiatrist or a social worker that includes the development of an individualized treatment plan. Outpatient therapy for children, adolescents, and adults, including geriatric patients, utilizes a brief treatment model of care that will quickly focus on the patient’s relevant problems and the development of a specific and focused treatment plan. When indicated, treatment with appropriate medications will be initiated and closely monitored by the psychiatric staff, which includes adult and child psychiatrists and adult psychiatry residents who are closely supervised by the staff psychiatrists. The department also provides specialized group therapy experiences that address anxiety and depression as well as interpersonal and life skills.

Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Program Now Available at Bergen New Bridge

Now available at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center 9am–5pm, Monday–Friday, a full time, board certified child psychiatrist and two licensed social workers are available to treat children between the ages of 5–18 for a variety of mental health issues including ADHD, bullying, depression, anger, anxiety, OCD, and bipolar disorder. Support groups for parents are also available.

Acute Partial Hospital Program

For those patients who require more intensive treatment that includes daily nursing and psychiatric services, the Acute Partial Hospital at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is designed to fully meet the needs of patients who have either have just been discharged from the hospital or who are at high risk for hospitalization. A staff of qualified professionals, which includes psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses, provides intense therapy within a structured five-hour-a-day program. An individualized treatment plan is developed and monitored closely by the treatment team and the patient. Once stabilized, patients may transition to less than a five-days-a-week treatment and to less than five hours a day of treatment. If needed, Bergen New Bridge provides transportation to and from the program.

Call the Access Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Operators are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Access Center assessments are free and confidential.


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