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The NJ Department of Health operates four inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Click here to Learn More

Governor Murphy in October 2018 returned the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to the Department of Human Services (DHS)from the Department of Health (DOH). The psychiatric hospitals remain under the jurisdiction of DOH.

The Department of Health operates four psychiatric hospitals (Ancora, Greystone Park, Trenton, Ann Klein Forensic Center), one of which is a forensic center (State Psychiatric Hospital Catchment Areas).  Our goal is to ensure that the four adult hospitals function in a similar manner.  Some examples include organizational structure (e.g., Tables of Organization), provision of active treatment, census reduction efforts, implementation of evidence-based practices, reduction of violence and workforce development initiatives.

To report patient abuse at a state hospital, call the Patient Services Compliance Unit (PSCU) at 1-888-490-8413 (click here for more information).

If you or someone you know is in emotional crisis and in need of immediate mental health care, please contact the available screening services in their county.  They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  You may also call 911 for assistance from your local police or go to the nearest emergency room.

You are invited to call (732) 940-0991 or visit the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in New Jersey (NAMI) website, to learn more about NAMI, which offers self-help and advocacy for families of people with serious mental illnesses.

In addition, NJMentalHealthCares provides information and referral services to individuals seeking mental health services and treatment. For more information, call 1-866-202-4357 or visit

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