Trinitas Regional Medical Center: Behavioral Health

Trinitas Regional Medical Center: Behavioral Health

ABOUT TRINITAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

The Trinitas Regional Medical Center is a full-service, Catholic teaching hospital based in Central New Jersey, offering 554 beds across two campuses. In addition to a full array of medical services, the medical center offers a Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry, which provides inpatient and outpatient care for a variety of mental health disorders. Substance use treatment is provided on an outpatient basis only, at a variety of intensities.

The behavioral health department does some work with clients referred by the criminal justice system.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The behavioral health department’s addiction programs consist of ambulatory (outpatient) detox, adult partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), an adolescent IOP, and general outpatient care. Though the facility’s website lists these services, it does not detail their contents at the time of this writing.

There’s a dedicated PHP for women who are struggling with addiction, as well as a perinatal addiction program offered in a residential setting, though the center does not at present provide any curriculum details for these treatment tracks, either.

In other services, the behavioral health department provides programming for domestic violence, survivors of sexual abuse, HIV, developmental disabilities, geriatric psychiatric services and more.

Despite this lack of detail for prospective clients about treatment methodologies, a brochure for prospective doctoral interns in the behavioral health department indicates that the center uses dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and family therapy, including family systems therapy.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The behavioral health department employs a multidisciplinary staff of more than 200, which includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, creative arts therapists, substance abuse counselors, and mental health professionals. The center’s staff is equipped to provide bilingual services. The single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the department three out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The inpatient facility offers 95 beds, though these appear to be reserved for individuals struggling with mental and behavioral health disorders other than substance abuse. The sole individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the behavioral health department four stars for its accommodations and meals and three stars for its exercise/leisure offerings and its cleanliness.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews directly from alumni of this facility, though secondary sites did yield some coverage. The single review Best-rehabs.com was able to uncover for the substance abuse program at the time of this writing was negative: “THIS PROGRAM IS RAN HORRIBLY I WOULD NOT ADVISE ANYBODY TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM. THE STAFF IS VERY POOR!!” an anonymous reviewer wrote in a one-star review on CiteHealth.[1]

The other reviews available at the time of this writing referred to the hospital as a whole, and were mixed: a 2.4-star average rating based on 127 reviews on Google, and a three-star average rating based on 15 reviews on Yelp.[1] [2] The negative reviewers repeatedly cited long wait times and a lack of proper care and attention: “You are better off driving 30-45 away to a better hospital where you’ll probably be seen by a doctor, get treated, drive home, eat something, go to sleep, wake up – and still be done by the time you would’ve been released from Trinitas,” E.F. wrote in a representative review. However, several reviewers praised the center’s staff: “Overall, the staff does go out of their way to provide you with care and offer their services. The housekeeping staff, nurse aides, LPNs, RNs, social works, etc go above and beyond in every department, including emergency,” J.C. wrote on Google in one typical review of this sort.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

“Treatment was good,” was the simple appraisal of the single loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date. The reviewer gave the Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s behavioral health department four stars for its treatment effectiveness and three stars in most of the remaining treatment metrics, including its holistic offerings, family participation, counseling options, and ability to treat co-occurring disorders.

FINANCING

Trinitas Regional Medical Center accepts Medicaid and Medicare as well as most commercial insurance policies. The single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility three out of five stars for its affordability.

[1] https://goo.gl/o16AfW
[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/trinitas-regional-medical-center-elizabeth-3?osq=Trinitas+Regional+Medical+Center%3A+Behavioral+Health

Reviews about Trinitas Regional Medical Center: Behavioral Health

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Treatment was good.