Adult Acute Psychiatric Services

University Behavioral Healthcare-UBHC

General Information
Description of ServiceAPS provides a 24-hour walk-in to serve individuals of all ages who require an emergency level of care. Some individuals who come to APS are currently in treatment at University Behavioral Health Care; others are not. Walk-in patients are seen briefly by a nurse, and then by a mental health clinician who conducts an assessment of a patient's condition and develops an appropriate intervention and disposition plan. APS operates a 3-bed crisis unit in which patients may be treated for up to 24 hours and provided with stabilizing care; a psychiatrist is available to the service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to on-site evaluation and treatment, certified screening staff of APS provides a 24-hour outreach service to communities throughout Middlesex County. During an outreach, a screener provides an assessment of an individual who may need referral for crisis treatment or possible hospital admission. Additionally, the unit provides a 24-hour telephone hotline service staffed by crisis counselors who are trained in both telephone assessment and crisis prevention.

APS serves as the 24-hour psychiatric emergency service for the University Behavioral Health Care-Piscataway system. Call 732-235-5700 for more information.
LocationMiddlesex County
Geographical AreaCentral
Public TransportationYes
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Client Information
Age GroupAll Adults
Languages SpokenLanguage Line
Fees or Charges
Insurance AcceptedMedicare, Medicaid
Hours of Operation 24/7
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Contact Information
Contact's Phone 732-235-5700
Physical Site Address 1 671 Hoes Lane
Physical Site City, State, Zip Piscataway, NJ 08855
Other Phone 1-800-969-5300
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care
Affiliated Program: University Behavioral Healthcare-UBHC
This Service: Adult Acute Psychiatric Services
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Psychiatric Hospitals ()
Psychiatric Inpatient ()
Voluntary Units ()