Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center is a psychiatric hospital located in Toms River, New Jersey. It is the behavioral health branch of the larger RWJ Barnabus Health organization, a nonprofit that offers hospital services and operates clinics throughout New Jersey. Baranabus Health provides services that range from general medical services to mental health and both residential and outpatient chemical dependency support. Programs are individualized and tailored to each client’s unique needs and services include evidence-based methods of treatment as well as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).
Accommodations and Food
The inpatient chemical dependency program is 40 beds in a 100-bed psychiatric hospital setting with men and women on the same unit. The program is designed to assist individuals with co-occurring disorders and those in need of medically supervised detox. Clients are accommodated in double-occupancy rooms and bathrooms are shared by multiple rooms. The rooms are furnished with twin beds with linens provided. Clients live and attend treatment in the same unit. Clients are not permitted their own electronics during inpatient.
There is a common area that doubles as the group room with a TV and DVD player. A small library of approved movies and shows can be watched during specific hours, but are continuously monitored even during down-time.
Additionally, there is a gym space inside the hospital that clients are invited to use to support physical recovery. All meals are standard cafeteria fare and delivered to clients on trays and consumed in rooms. Coffee and tea are available during breakfast hours and snacks are provided throughout the day.
Treatment and Staff
Prior to enrollment, clients must have a general health and psychological screening. A bio-psycho-social assessment determines the need for medication or detox prior to treatment. The assessment process also determines the length of treatment needed and whether the client is interested in stepping down to the outpatient program following completion of the inpatient track. Additionally, a short-term inpatient detox is available with Suboxone. Average inpatient treatment length in inpatient is two to four weeks.
Treatment is highly structured and designed to keep clients busy and engaged in the recovery process. Clients participate in a tight schedule of activities including both group and individual therapy. Weekly 12-step panels are brought into the facility to help clients develop a support network once they’ve completed inpatient treatment. Specialized groups are offered at Barnabas Health, including psychoeducation, relapse prevention and dual diagnosis support. Special groups are also available including gender-specific for both men and women. The clinical staff utilizes CBT and DBT practices during therapy.
The staff includes doctors, nurses and mental health professionals with credentials to work with chemical dependency. Clients are also seen by psychiatrists for medication management and regular psych screenings.
Barnabas Health offers a step-down system for clients that includes moving from inpatient to an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or a standard outpatient track. Family therapy and couples counseling is also available and visitation is permitted on weekends by approval.
Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center provides individualized services for clients in need of chemical dependency care. Through a structured inpatient program and options to step down to outpatient treatment, clients are guided through a continuum of care to support the first stages of recovery and beyond.
Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
1691 US Highway 9 CN 2025
Toms River, NJ 08754
Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center Cost: $28,000 (30 days); accepts insurance. Reach Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center by phone at (732) 914-1688 or by email. Find RWJ Barnabas Health on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn
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