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Community Based Programs

Collaborative Behavioral Health Care Project - ESSEX HUB

Continuing Educational MOC part 4 Program Cycle (starts September 2019) 

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The Collaborative Behavioral Health Care Project - Essex County HUB, in partnership with New Jersey Medical School and UBHC Rutgers Health introduces a dynamic collaboration with Essex County Primary Care Providers.

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The Essex HUB team provides primary care providers with an opportunity to consult directly with child psychiatrists regarding psychiatric and/or behavioral issues 24/7.  Primary Care Providers can call (973) 972-7889 and speak directly with a child psychiatrist to obtain information regarding psychiatric evaluations & consultation via telemedicine, medication management, referrals to services and the coordination of care.  Essex HUB also provides training and educational programming for medical providers at no fee.  Experts from the HUB team can assist with linkages and referrals to mental health and addiction services in Essex County.  

Pediatric Primary Care Providers will be better equipped to identify, provide appropriate treatment and link their patients to mental health care services in partnership with the Essex HUB team. The program is available to children up to the ages of 18 and requires the parents/caregivers consent.

For additional information, please call (973) 972-7889

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About Us

  • Mitchell Douglas, MSSA, LCSW
    Director, Emergency Services
    Co-Principle Investigator
  • Debra Waksberg, LCSW
    Project Coordinator
  • Cynthia Stephens, CSW
    Care Coordinator
  • Stacey Lukowiak, LCSW, LCADC
    Mental Health Clinician
  • Dominga S. Padilla, MD
    Medical Director Pediatrics Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
    Co-Principle Investigator
  • Tenzing Yangchen, MD
    Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Rachel Power, MD
    Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Dorothy Isecke, MD
    Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist