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Children and Adolescent Psychiatric Services


Bergen Regional Medical Center provides specialized treatment programs utilizing a highly successful continuum of care for children and adolescents who have mental health challenges impeding their ability to reach their potential.

Bergen Regional Medical Center offers a variety of behavioral health services and benefits for children from the ages of 5 to 17, including:

One of eleven Children's Crisis Intervention Services (CCIS) inpatient units in New Jersey providing:

  • Short-term crisis stabilization within the structure of a behavior therapy milieu program focused on safe and effective treatment.
  • A subacute level of care for children requiring a longer length of stay due to the intensity and nature of their problems.

Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Evaluation and Treatment Services provided by board certified child psychiatrists and licensed social workers. These professionals treat children between the ages of 5 and 17 for a variety of mental health issues including:

  • ADHD
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • OCD and bipolar disorders

Teen Track, one of our newer services, is an adolescent group therapy program for teens from the ages of 13 to 17:

  • Focused on recovering from alcohol/drug abuse/addiction.
  • Most of the teens are referred to the Teen Track through substance abuse counselors, principals, coaches or from Family Court judges.
  • Permits an adolescent, with parental permission, to be admitted for treatment twice a week for four months at Bergen Regional Medical Center.

Bergen Regional Emergency Department is the only one in the area providing 24/7 access to psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals dedicated to treating children or adolescents experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

Call the Access Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at 800.730.2762 for information or appointments. The admission process is quick, with specialists available to assist with any insurance questions.

Bergen Regional Medical Center, including its Behavioral Health Division, is fully accredited by The Joint Commission.

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