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RWJBarnabas Behavioral Health Network

RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health and Addiction currently offers an extensive array of high-quality, clinically focused treatment programs. These programs include a 100-bed acute care psychiatric facility which provides inpatient and intensive outpatient programs for adults and older adults diagnosed with psychiatric and dual disorders. In addition, there are over 200 psychiatric beds in RWJBH acute care hospitals across the system. The RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health and Addiction Service Line’s multidisciplinary staff includes experienced professionals in every facet of behavioral health care to allow the provision of truly customized and highly specialized treatment, as well as programs for children and adults with eating disorders.

The Behavioral Health and Addictions Service Line for RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University benefit from singular executive leadership, by Frank Ghinassi, PhD, ABPP, the Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health and Addictions. Dr. Ghinassi maintains a dual role and also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rutgers Health University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), streamlining strategic direction and operational excellence across both organizations.

Contact our Access Center at 1-800-300-0628 to speak to Behavioral Health clinician for information about our behavioral health services or a referral to a mental health specialist near you.  You can also reach out to the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Access Center at (800) 969-5300.

Horizon Behavioral Health

If you or a loved one is dealing with daily challenges or serious conditions, Horizon Behavioral Health can help connect you with care, including:

  • Doctors, therapists and facilities that can give you the help you need
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Crisis intervention and mental health treatment
  • Autism care management services
  • Online wellness and self-directed therapy tools
  • Virtual doctor and therapy visits
  • Treatment programs for Substance Use Disorder

Asking for help can be hard, but you’re not alone. Call 1-800-626-2212, 24/7. Certain behavioral health services may require prior authorization. The dedicated Horizon Behavioral Health care team will work with you, your family, your caretakers and your doctors to help you get the treatment and support you need.  Please note that this service is only available to Horizon subscribers.


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