Primary Care Providers ONLY

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. .

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.

Primary Care Providers and Family Practitioners can 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 age of 18 and requires the parents/caregivers consent.

For additional information please call 973-972-7889

To access services: How to Use the Essex County HUB.

How to Use the Essex County HUB

Essex County HUB Consent Form

Screening Tools

Essex County Physicians using HUB Services


HUB Trainings

HUB in the Media

About our Staff

Evelyn Orozco, PhD

Program Director, Newark Children Services Co-Principle Investigator

Dominga S. Padilla MD

Medical Director Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine , Co-Principle Investigator

Debra Waksberg,

LCSW Project Coordinator

Dr. Tensing Yangchen, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Cynthia Stephens, CSW

Care Coordinator

Rachel Power, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist


Dorothy Isecke, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist




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