About Our Services
Trinitas Regional Medical Center's Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit has three
distinctive components, which include The Involuntary Unit, or Short Term
Care Facility (STCF), the Voluntary Unit, and a specialized unit for the
Developmentally Disabled/Mentally Ill population. Union County and Middlesex
County Residents are served on the adult units (voluntary and involuntary).
Admissions are referred from the designated county screening centers in
which the client resides.
Short Term Care Facility
The short term care unit is a twenty one bed unit devoted to actively
intervening and stabilizing the patient who meets the standards for mental
illness and a level of dangerousness to themselves, others, or property at
the time of admission. The unit provides a high staff to patient ratio,
which allows for closer monitoring and more intensive social service
programming. All patients receive comprehensive psychiatric evaluations,
multidisciplinary assessments, and pharmacological/psycho educational groups
geared towards developing the patient's illness awareness, medication
knowledge, coping and community living skills.
21-Bed Voluntary Unit
The 21 bed Voluntary unit offers two specialized tracks. One is for the
geriatric patient and the other provides treatment for the individuals who
experience mood disorders.
Specialized treatment addresses the specific needs of the elderly in which
both psychiatric and medical considerations are treated in a safe milieu.
Treatment includes comprehensive psychiatric/medication evaluation, adaptive
living skills, reality orientation, and Occupational, Art, Recreational,
Group, and Individual therapies.
Mood disorder is a common psychiatric illness, which affects mood, thinking,
and behavior in all age groups. The primary goal of this program is to
assist the patient to achieve an adaptive level of functioning and to
successfully manage his/her illness. Patients receive a comprehensive
psychiatric evaluation and multidisciplinary assessments. Daily education on
medication, stress management, coping, and relaxation strategies are
reinforced. Art and Occupational group therapies are offered.
Developmentally Disabled/Mentally Ill Unit
The aim of the unit is to prevent long term institutionalization and to
maintain community placement by providing short-term acute psychiatric
inpatient services. This 10-bed acute unit is designed to meet the special
needs of this population. Psychiatric and Behavioral problems are addressed.
The multidisciplinary team consists of Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses,
Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Recreational
Therapists. Programs are structured to meet the special functional and
diagnostic needs of the patient.
All specialized programs are designed to provide short-term individualized
stabilization with an emphasis on the patient being discharged to family and
community resources within the shortest time frame possible.
Patients who are experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms can be admitted to
our Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit only after being screened by either a
Union or Middlesex County Screening Center
For questions and or to request Additional information Please call our
Program Director at 908-994-7275 or the Psychiatric Emergency/Mobile Outreach at