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This service is a 24-hour crises center located at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, city campus. PIP contains 11 beds and serves individuals in crises with psychiatric or substance-related conditions.
The inpatient unit is a 30-bed psychiatric inpatient program located at the mainland campus of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. This service cares for patients with mental illness and addiction. The inpatient unit provides psychiatric care to adults ages 18 to 65, and even patients in there 70’s and 80’s. The ethnic cultural mix is diverse. Most of the patients are Caucasian (63%), African American (23%) and Hispanics (11 %), however often we get patients who are Asian, Asian Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Samoan, and West Indian. Diagnosis is usually diverse, schizophrenia spectrum 24%, bipolar spectrum 26 %, depression 26%, depressive psychosis 13%.
AIS is an alternative to ER treatment when the patient is not in danger of hurting himself/herself or others. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary and the clinic is open every day of the week, 24 hours a day. Residents can choose to do a rotation in their 4th year.
Provides primary health care to the homeless and indigent population in Atlantic County. The office is located inside the Mission’s facility and services include group therapy, acute partial care, individual appointments, and medication monitoring.
The Atlantic City Rescue Mission HealthCare residents care for patients with addictions, detox, and co-morbid mental illness. Residents may chose to do a rotation in their third or fourth year.
ABH provides behavioral healthcare and addiction recovery services to adults with psychiatric, psychological, addiction and social issues. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, employee assistance program, addiction recovery, intensive outpatient treatment, compulsive gambling treatment, and psychiatric evaluations and medication management. There are 4 locations spread over South Jersey. However, residents do outpatient clinic at Hartford Avenue, located in Atlantic City.
This is a step down level of care compared to inpatient. Residents can chose to do a rotation in their 4th year of residency.
PACT is a comprehensive program that provides local treatment to people with persistent and serious mental illness. PACT is indicated for adults with series mental illness, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder, disabled from their mental illness, effects their employments, self-care, and interpersonal relationships.
Provides services for patients from 3 to 17 y/o and their family. Services include individual and family counseling, psychiatric evaluation and medication management, group therapy and substance abuse.
Provides a lower level of care compared to inpatient psychiatry.
A voluntary program that cares for individuals with addictions, acute withdrawal symptoms and addiction related health problems. Residents see patients in this service in their consultation liaison rotation.
This is a four-month rotation required for board eligibility in psychiatry. Usual rotation involves 2 months of floor services and 2 months of ambulatory medicine.
This is a two-month rotation required for board eligibility in Psychiatry. This service consists of doing consults and outpatient care.
(Other electives are available; Discuss with Program Director; Electives outside of NJ/DE need PD/RTC approval then GME/Legal approval)
Dr. Thomas Newmark, CUH