Facility and Staff Information

The Ancora campus is divided into four main buildings, each with its own specialized facilities and treatment teams.

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Visiting Hours

Ancora COVID-19 Visitation Protocol

Monday - Friday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Weekends and holidays: 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Specialized visiting hours may be arranged through individual treatment teams.

For more information about visiting Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, please see page 16 of the Ancora Family Handbook.

Internships and Residencies

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital's Psychology Department offers a full-time, one-year, pre-doctoral internship program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

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The Ancora Hospital Psychology Department offers a one-year, full-time postdoctoral residency in clinical psychology.

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Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital is a 600-bed adult inpatient facility that offers a multidisciplinary team approach to development and implementation of care. Ancora meets the needs of its mentally ill clients in the areas of admissions, acute and chronic psychiatric units, gero-psychiatric units, a sub-acute medical unit, a secure care unit (forensic), and a dual diagnostic unit for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.

The mission of Ancora Psychiatric Hospital is to provide quality comprehensive psychiatric, medical and rehabilitative services that encourage maximum patient independence and movement towards community reintegration with an environment that is safe and caring.

The quiet, 680-acre Ancora campus is at 301 Spring Garden Road, Ancora, NJ 08037. For more information, contact us at (609) 561-1700.

Board of Trustees

The Board is responsible for advancing long range planning for medical care, correctional and training programs at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital and for maintaining general oversight of the facility. In addition, the Board has the authority to review institutional needs, exercise visitation privileges and develop a comprehensive master plan, including priorities for construction and development of new programs with the Commissioner of Health and his/her staff. The Board may also recommend and advise the Commissioner on building programs, control and determine the use of patient welfare funds, and review and comment on budget requests. Furthermore, the Board is empowered to review periodically existing programs of care, training, rehabilitation and other such matters. Finally, the Board shall authorize studies and require reports from the chief executive officer, and present to the Commissioner recommendations as it deems necessary.

Special Requirements:  Members shall be appointed by the State Board of Human Services subject to the Governor's approval. The members shall be residents of the State of New Jersey and shall be considered for appointment without respect to political affiliations or beliefs. The statute requires that there shall be at least 2 women on the Board.


Emily Baggett
Dominick DiRocco
Beth Schermerhorn

Meeting Schedule

The APH Board of Trustees schedules ten regular meetings per calendar year.  Meetings are scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Executive Meeting Room, Fourth Floor, Main Building (time and location of Annual Meeting to be announced). Questions regarding this meeting should be directed to Diane Conover at (609) 567-7305 or (609) 567-7365.


Last Reviewed: 3/16/2022