Acute Care Family Support - Monmouth Medical Center
Acute Care Family Support Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue Long Branch, NJ 07740
Monmouth Medical Center Behavioral Health Services include comprehensive mental health programs for children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with psychiatric and dual disorders. All programs are led by a multidisciplinary staff of experienced professionals who have advanced training and certification in all facets of behavioral health.
Specialized clinical tracks and behavioral health services are offered to meet the unique needs of different age groups and those with specific diagnoses. Services include crisis intervention, inpatient care, short-term care, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs and traditional outpatient care.
Early Intervention Support Services program (EISS). 732-922-1042
When major changes or catastrophic life events occur, those with mental illnesses are more susceptible and vulnerable to experiencing crises. In an effort to provide individuals suffering from significant emotional or psychiatric distress with an additional option for treatment, Monmouth Medical Center has expanded its outpatient behavioral health services to include an Early Intervention Support Services program (EISS).
Licensed by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services, the EISS program is designed to provide up to 30 days of outpatient behavioral health treatment for Monmouth County adults older than 18 who have serious mental illness and are at risk of needing hospital services.
“EISS bridges the gap for patients with mental illness who may have stopped treatment, have begun experiencing difficulties and are having a hard time reconnecting with outpatient services,” said Stephen Theccanat, M.D., FAPA, medical director of outpatient behavioral health and chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Monmouth Medical Center. “Frequently these patients end up hospitalized after they exhibit further deterioration and decline. By providing this step, we can break the cycle and keep patients functioning at their maximum level.”
The goal of the program is to provide individuals with a timely alternative to emergency room crisis units. For patients who have already been evaluated by a crisis unit, EISS is able to provide treatment so that inpatient psychiatric treatment and hospitalization can be avoided.
Within 24 hours of referral to EISS, patients will meet with a licensed social worker. Patients will also meet with an advanced practice nurse within 48 hours for medication evaluation. Additionally, the EISS treatment team includes two case managers to help patients access community resources, a registered nurse to help assess medical issues and provide counseling and a peer recovery specialist to help navigate the mental health system and develop a wellness plan.
Team members work closely with families and have regular contact with social service organizations that support clients’ needs. EISS services also include individual and group psychotherapy.
Patients can be seen on-site at the new EISS facility in Neptune, but the program is mobile as well. Staff will meet clients where they are located and a staff member is available 24 hours a day by phone for emergencies or referrals.
For more information on the EISS program, call 732-922-1042.
Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service (P.E.S.S.)
Monmouth Medical Center is a state-designed emergency screening service for Monmouth County. Crisis intervention, stabilization, mobile outreach, crisis hotline and family crisis services are provided. Services can be accessed through the Emergency Department or by calling
Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Programs
Children's Crisis Intervention Service (CCIS)
The 19-bed CCIS at Monmouth Medical Center provides inpatient care for children and adolescents age 5 to 17. This intensive therapeutic treatment program is led by board-certified/ eligible child and adolescent psychiatrists and a multidisciplinary team of specialists in child and adolescent behavioral health who provide comprehensive assessment, evaluation and treatment of youngsters in acute crisis. For more information, call (732) 923-6925.
Adult Psychiatric Programs
In addition to voluntary and involuntary programs, Monmouth Medical Center's inpatient services include a special treatment track, which provides substance abuse counseling.
Short-Term Care Facility
MMC's 16-bed short-term care facility provides rapid and intensive treatment for the most severely mentally ill. The STCF meets all state-defined criteria for short-term care facilities and offers an alternative to involuntary state psychiatric hospitalization.
Adult Partial Hospitalization Programs
Monmouth Medical Center's partial hospitalization programs, offer intensive full-day psychiatric treatment, social support, substance abuse education and treatment as well as vocational rehabilitation for clients who are chronically mentally ill or who have prolonged disability due to major psychiatric illness.
Last Updated: 05/14/19