Inpatient Psychiatric Services

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Hunterdon Healthcare’s inpatient behavioral health unit is a 14 bed open voluntary facility that provides short term intensive treatment for patients in need of inpatient psychiatric stabilization or detoxification.

Inpatient Services at Hunterdon Behavioral Health include:

  • A 14-bed open voluntary facility
  • Short-term intensive treatment for patients in need of inpatient stabilization
  • Detoxification from alcohol and/or drugs

Our goal is to return patients to families, workplace, and community as quickly as possible.

  • The average length of stay is 5 days.
  • We involve patients and their families in treatment and recovery.

Who can benefit from Hunterdon Behavioral Health’s inpatient service unit?

  • Patients 18 years of age or older who have the potential to benefit from short-term intensive treatment of psychiatric problems or addiction(s)
  • Patients who are willing to become an active participant in treatment

What services are available through Hunterdon Behavioral Health’s inpatient unit?

  • Multidisciplinary assessment, including complete psychiatric assessment
  • Medication management
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Activity therapy
  • Psycho-education for patients and families. Discharge planning and linkage to follow-up support services

How are patients evaluated?

  • The multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, nursing assessment, and psychosocial evaluation and activity assessment.
  • Patients admitted for detoxification are also evaluated by an addictions treatment counselor.

Hunterdon Behavioral Health’s inpatient unit provides a comfortable setting that encourages interaction with peers, family and staff, and facilitates wellness.

  • Patients have access to a stocked kitchen, a large lounge area, and patio.
  • One-on-one sessions and family meetings take place in private areas, ensuring complete confidentiality.
  • A quiet area of the lounge provides a peaceful and relaxing environment to read, listen to music or watch videos.
  • Patients can also participate in supervised crafts if they so desire.

What happens upon discharge from Hunterdon Behavioral Health’s inpatient services unit?

  • Discharge planning is central to the treatment process and is initiated at the time of admission.
  • The treatment team, along with the patient and his or her family, identify discharge needs.
  • The treatment team provides referrals to related programs and services, including outpatient care, employment support, and ongoing monitoring.

Our Physicians

Khaja Taj Faisal, MD

Khaja Taj Faisal, MD

Psychiatrist
Hong Chen, MD

Hong Chen, MD

Psychiatrist
Everett H. Hill, MD

Everett H. Hill, MD

Psychiatrist
Gem-Estelle M. Lucas, DO

Gem-Estelle M. Lucas, DO

Psychiatrist
Mukesh D. Patel, MD

Mukesh D. Patel, MD

Psychiatrist
Mary Ann  Foley-Mayer, APN-C

Mary Ann Foley-Mayer, APN-C

Advanced Practice Nurse
Cynthia J. Tholis, NP-C

Cynthia J. Tholis, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner
Kathryn A. Wall, MSN/APN

Kathryn A. Wall, MSN/APN

Advanced Practice Nurse
Margaret O. Akinyemi, APN

Margaret O. Akinyemi, APN

Advanced Practice Nurse

Additional Staff & Specialists

Gary L. Piscitelli, LCSW

Gary L. Piscitelli, LCSW

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Ellen Gantner, PsyD

Albert Bassetti, MA, LPC

Albert Bassetti, MA, LPC

Nancy Rumore, MS, LPC

Nancy Rumore, MS, LPC

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