January 25, 2019, Morristown, NJ – In an effort to expand access to behavioral health services in the area, Atlantic Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center has relocated its outpatient offices to a new, larger space at 2 Walnut Street in Summit.
Overlook’s outpatient behavioral health services were previously located in a modified residential building with 3,335 square feet of space on Beauvoir Avenue owned by the hospital.
The relocation to the Walnut street location, measuring 5,000 square feet which was previously occupied by a gym, will not only include more space, but a more adaptable facility in which to provide these services, which served about 900 individuals in 2018.
According to statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 43.8 million adults, or one in five adults in America experiences a mental illness – yet nearly 60 percent of these individuals didn’t receive mental health services in the previous year.
“In recent years, there has been a widening realization of the growing need for behavioral health in our communities,” said Peter Bolo, MD, chair psychiatry and behavioral health services at Overlook Medical Center. “As the majority of people who need these services receive them on an outpatient basis, moving to a larger, more modern and adaptable space will allow us to expand that access to those in our area.”
In addition to the current services provided at the Beauvoir Avenue location – traditional outpatient therapy, a mental health intensive outpatient program and a substance abuse program – the new location will provide an additional service, acute partial hospitalization, which provides longer-length treatment sessions.
The larger space at Walnut Street will allow the service to expand from one group room to three, as well as add a conference room and an expanded kitchen for patients, including new eating space. The Walnut Street location will also include more dedicated parking.
For more information about behavioral health services at Overlook Medical Center, please call 1-888-247-1400.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of more than 16,500 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities. The system serves a population of 5 million, with more than 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.
In addition to the employed workforce, Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network represents more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. This network includes 1,000 physicians and providers within the Atlantic Medical Group, as well as members of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners which work to enhance patient care delivery.
Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs including 11 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.
Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of seven regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of both the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across six health systems in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and AllSpire Health Partners, a consortium of five leading health care organizations dedicated to serving patients, families and communities in New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania.