Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) delivers low doses of electrical current to the brain to stimulate brief seizures, which have been clinically proven to have a mood-stabilizing effect. Physicians at Atlantic Behavioral Health may use ECT for patients struggling with major depression who have not responded well to medications or other forms of therapy.

Both inpatient and outpatient ECT treatment are available. An evaluation with a clinician and psychiatrist can help patients and families decide which treatment is best.

ECT is available at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.