• How We Help

    Most people have at least one time in their life when they could use some extra help. It's never an easy decision to go to a behavioral health professional and it can be difficult to know where to turn.

    Wherever you go, you want to make certain that there are a variety of services and staff to choose from and that they meet the very highest level of training and experience. Learn more...

  • Scheduling Services

    The Access Center provides entry to a statewide clinical behavioral health services system.

    For patient service requests for any level of care (intensive outpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, crisis prevention, in-patient services, etc.), call 1-800-969-5300.

    For psychiatric emergencies contact our:
    NJ Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-855-654-6735
    Acute Psychiatric Emergency Services - 732-235-5700
    Newark Crisis Screening Services - 973-623-2323

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  • Children & Family Services

    UBHC is committed to providing quality care to those in need of behavioral health services and reaches into communities throughout the state with an array of effective treatment programs for children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

    We are also a leader in prevention programming, intervention in schools, professional training, and education in behavioral health on issues vital to the well-being of our community. Learn more...

  • Adult Services

    UBHC offers a comprehensive array of behavioral health and related services for adults. Clinical services include inpatient, partial hospital, intensive outpatient and outpatient services with a variety of modalities (individual, group and family therapy as well as medication management). UBHC is the designated screening center for psychiatric emergencies in Middlesex County and offers crisis services in Newark. Programs offer case management, referral/linkage and a wide variety of support services. Learn more...

  • Geriatric Services

    Comprehensive Services on Aging (COPSA) has been providing compassionate and sensitive mental health care to the elderly since its inception in 1975. Geriatric psychiatrists lead a multidisciplinary team of case managers, therapists and social workers. Learn more...


Rutgers Provides Hope for Navigating a Life Beyond Bars
Rutgers Behavioral Health Care's Intensive Recovery Treatment Support (IRTS) program was launched in January 2018 in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Corrections and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The program pairs the peer health navigators with current inmates who have a history of opioid abuse. Six months before the prisoners’ release, they form a bond and develop a plan to help them re-enter society and stay clean and sober.

Article: Rutgers Provides Hope for Ex-Offenders Navigating Recovery and a Life Beyond Bars

YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/mBDl-baiL8E

2017 UBHC Performance Improvement Fair Finalists



The Vets4Warriors program is seeking private funding to continue providing peer support. Vets4Warriors began as a pilot project at UBHC in February 2011 and has been funded by the National Guard and then DoD since December 2011. The DoD recently announced that it will begin providing peer support through Military One Source this summer. The Vets4Warriors program is a vital program that provides much needed confidential peer support 24/7 to all service members while in the military and during and after transition from military to civilian life. Vets4Warriors is also available to family members of those that are serving or that have served.

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Most people have at least one time in their life when they could use some extra help.

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When you call the NJVet2Vet Helpline, you speak to a Veteran peer counselor, Veteran volunteer, or Professional counselor who understands what you're going through and is ready to help.

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