The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

Carter Center - Mental Health

Parity in Insurance Coverage (NAMI's position)

NJ's State Mental Health Agency

Valerie Larosiliere, Acting Assistant Commissioner
Division of Mental Health Services
50 East State Street
P.O. Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625-0727
Phone: 609-292-3717
Toll-Free: 800-382-6717
24 Hour Referral Hotline: 877-294-HELP (4357)
Fax: 609-777-0662
Internet: www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhs

State Advocacy and Protection Program
 

New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
210 South Broad Street, Third Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: 609-292-9742
Toll-free: 800-922-7233 (Statewide)
TDD: 609-633-7106
Fax: 609-777-0187
E-mail: advocate@njpanda.org
Internet: www.drnj.org

Mental Health Boards by County:

Atlantic County

Sally Williams, Administrator
Atlantic County Mental Health Board
101 South Shore Road
Northfield, NJ 08225
(609) 645-7700, x4307
e-mail: williams_sally@aclink.org

Local NAMI office: Heritage Square
927 N Main St - Suite B5
Pleasantville City, NJ 08232
(609) 646-9940

Bergen County

Susan K. Boggia, Administrator
Bergen County Mental Health Board
327 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652-4895
(201) 634-2753
e-mail: sboggia@co.bergen.nj.us

Burlington County


Gary Miller, Administrator
Burlington CountyMental Health Board
795 Woodlane Road - PO Box 6000
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 265-5545
e-mail: gmiller@co.burlington.nj.us

Camden County


Charles Steinmetz, Administrator
Camden County Mental Health Board
6981 North Park Drive East, Suite 309-310
Pennsauken, NJ 08109-4212
(856) 663-3998
e-mail: chuck.steinmetz@usarmy.mil

Cape May County

Patricia Devaney, Administrator
Cape May County Mental Health Board
Cape May Courthouse
#4 Moore Road - DN 907
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-1055
e-mail: devaneyp@co.cape-may.nj.us

Cumberland County

Jack Surrency, Administrator
Cumberland County Mental Health Board
99 West Broad Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(856) 459-3080
e-mail: jacksu@co.cumberland.nj.us

Essex County

Joseph Scarpelli, D.C., Administrator
Essex County Mental Health Board
125 Fairview Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
(973) 228-8172
e-mail: JPSDC@aol.com

Gloucester County

Kathy Spinosi, Administrator
Gloucester County Mental Health Board
1340 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ  08080
(856) 681-6128
e-mail:  kspinosi@co.gloucester.nj.us

Hudson County

Robin James, Administrator
Hudson County Mental Health Board
595 County Avenue, Building 2
Secaucus, NJ 07094
(201) 369-5280, ext. 4250
e-mail: rjames@hcnj.us

Hunterdon County

Cathy Zahn, Administrator
Hunterdon County Mental Health Board
Dept. of Human Services
Community Services Annex
Building 3, Route 31
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
(908) 788-1253
e-mail: czahn@co.hunterdon.nj.us

Mercer County

Michele Madiou, Administrator
Mercer County Mental Health Board
640 South Broad Street - PO Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650
(609) 989-6574/6475
e-mail: mmadiou@mercercounty.org

Middlesex County

Lori Dillon, Administrator
Middlesex County Mental Health Board
Dept. of Human Services
JFK Square - 5th floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 745-4518
e-mail: Lori.Dillon@co.middlesex.nj.us

Monmouth County

Barry W. Johnson, Administrator
Monmouth County Mental Health Board
DHS Building
Kozloski Road - PO Box 3000
Freehold, NJ 07728-1255
(732) 431-7200
e-mail: bjohnson@co.monmouth.nj.us

Morris County

Laurie Becker, Administrator
Morris County Mental Health Board
Dept. of Human Services
30 Schuyler Place - CN 900
Morristown, NJ 07960-0900
(973) 285-6852
e-mail: lbecker@co.morris.nj.us

Ocean County

Tracy Maksel, Mental Health Administrator
Ocean County Mental Health Board
Dept. of Human Services
1027 Hooper Avenue, Bldg. 2
PO Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
(732) 506-5374
e-mail: tmaksel@co.ocean.nj.us

Passaic County

Francine Vince, Administrator
Passaic County Mental Health Board
401 Grand Street - 5th Floor
Paterson, NJ 07503
(973) 225-3188
e-mail: francinev@passaiccountynj.org

Salem County

Kathy Spinosi, Acting Administrator
Salem County Mental Health Board
94 Market Street
Salem, NJ 08079
(856) 339-8618
e-mail: kspinosi@co.gloucester.nj.us

Somerset County

Pam Mastro, Administrator
Somerset County Mental Health Board
Dept. of Human Services
PO Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262
(908) 704-6310
e-mail: mastro@co.somerset.nj.us

Sussex County

Christine Florio, Administrator
Sussex County Mental Health Board
135 Morris Turnpike
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 948-6000, ext. 226
e-mail: cflorio@sussex.nj.us

Union County

Katie Regan, Administrator
Union County Mental Health Board
Union County Administration Bldg.
Elizabethtown Plaza
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
(908) 527-4846
e-mail: kregan@ucnj.org

Warren County

Shannon Brennan, Administrator
Warren County Mental Health Board
Dept. of Human Services
Cummins Bldg.
202 Mansfield Street
Belvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 475-6092
e-mail: sbrennan@co.warren.nj.us

If You Need Immediate Psychiatric Care:

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhs/services/centers/index.html

Information on Medicare/ Medicaid

www.aafp.org/fpm/20001100/15unde.html

www.cms.hhs.gov/home/medicaid.asp
www.medicareadvocacy.org

National - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone: 410-786-3000
Toll-free: 877-267-2323
TDD: 866-226-1819
E-mail: question@cms.gov
Internet: www.CMS.gov

Local - Region 2: New York Regional Office
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
26 Federal Plaza, 38th Floor
New York, NY 10278-0063
Phone: 212-616-2205
Fax: 212-264-6189

Horizon Blue Cross Coverage Info: www.magellanprovider.com/MHS/MGL/providing_care/clinical_guidelines/mnc2007.pdf

Psychiatrist and Therapists - Go to site and click on Provider Directory www.horizon-bcbsnj.com/

Oxford - Specific to your plan

www.oxhp.com/

Oxford Behavioral Hotline: 1-800-201-6991 Mon-Fri between 8 AM and 6 PM

United Healthcare - Members Only

www.myuhc.com/

Aetna Healthcare

www.aetna.com/members/individuals/health/plan_details/NewJersey/

Cigna Healthcare - 800-433-5768

www.cigna.com/customer_care/healthcare_professional/coverage_positions/index.html

Parity Information

The parity law for New Jersey requires that every individual and group hospital service corporation contract that provides hospital or medical expense benefits and is delivered, issued, executed, or renewed shall provide coverage for biologically based mental illness under the same terms and conditions as provided for any other sickness Expanding mental health coverage in New Jersey.

www.state.nj.us/publicadvocate/news/2007/070226.html

Advanced Directives

Mental Health Advanced Directives are a relatively new phenomenon in the mental health field. They are very similar to general medical advanced directives in the sense that they give the patient power in deciding treatment options. People in a psychiatric emergency might not be able to clearly communicate their treatment options and preferences. By completing an official advanced directive (information on how to do this is below), patients can provide information such as medication preferences, restraint options, doctor and hospital preferences, and general information deemed important to that person and their treatment. To learn more about Advanced Directives, please click on the following links. Please note the legal and state issues associated with Advanced Directive when contemplating completing such a document. It is suggested that if you are currently in treatment for mental health you should ask for assistance with your mental health providers.

www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Legal/Advance_Directives.htm

Sample form and info on legality in New Jersey

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhs/news/publications/advance_directive_english.pdf

Copy of Advanced Directive Legislation

www.njleg.state.nj.us/2004/Bills/S2500/2369_R2.PDF [pdf 88k]