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Mental Health

Mental Health ServicesOur Mental Health Treatment facility has been in continuous operation since 1956. It is the oldest established general hospital facility in this area. Our location offers all the advantages of a community-based teaching hospital with its more than 130 year history of dedication in patient care.

Our mission is to provide a complete continuum of care at many levels such as inpatient hospitalization for comprehensive care.

Our programs include:

  • Adult Inpatient
  • Adult Short-Term Care Facility for Mercer and Somerset Residents
  • Out-Patient Adult Medication Monitoring
  • Emergency Room Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Children’s Partial Hospitalization (C.A.R.E.S.)


Our adult inpatient psychiatric program provides assessment services and short-term intensive psychiatric care. The goal of the mental health unit is to resolve the psychiatric emergency. We restore the individual to a level of functioning that promotes a return to the community.

Our program includes an individualized treatment plan developed by a multidisciplinary team to address each patient’s needs. Our treatment is in a therapeutic milieu using a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities including:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Art Therapy


Our goal is to help the patient return to the family, job and community within the shortest time possible.

Support Group

There is a Family/Significant Other Support Group held on Wednesday evenings for all patients' family/significant others at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.  At the end of the meeting, participants may visit with the patients on the unit until 8:30 pm.

How to Contact

Roseanne Best-Dougherty (609) 599-5180

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