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Health and Medical Resources: Diseases/Conditions

This guide provides some current, reliable consumer health resources. To view more information, please visit the library or browse the catalog.

Local and NJ Resources on Diseases/Conditions

Mental Health Resources--Atlantic County

This information is compiled from a database maintained by the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services; contact them at 1 (888) 426-9243. Knowledgeable staff are available 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Ancora , (609) 561-1700

Atlantic County Family Center - Uptown Complex
Atlantic City , (609) 345-1994
Family center with a comprehensive, community human services delivery system.

Atlantic County Juvenile/Family Crisis Unit
Northfield City , (609) 645-5862
Assist families experiencing difficulty managing the behavior of child 10-17.

AtlantiCare Behavioral Health
Atlantic City , (609) 646-9159.  The ABH Access Center is the  single point of contact for Behavioral Health. When you call the access center, you will speak with a clinically trained staff person who will help you access the care you need, quickly and efficiently. Please call the above number to schedule a first time appointment.

Atlanticare Psychiatric Intervention Program
Atlantic City , (609) 344-1118.  24 hour emergency mental health services.

Mental Health Association in Atlantic County The Mental Health Association is an organization dedicated to improving the mental health of people in our community through advocacy, education and support and they offer a variety of programs such as Peer Outreach Support Team, which utilizes trained staff to provide outreach services to those unwilling, unable, or unmotivated to leave their homes. They also offer ICE Wellness Programs, including support groups for anxiety and depression.Their contact information in Atlantic County is as follows: 4 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8Galloway NJ 08205 609-652-3800

NJMentalHealthCares1-866-202-HELP (4357)--New Jersey's free confidential statewide mental health information and referral helpline, staffed with mental health professionals; request help by phone, email

New Jersey Hope Line  1-855-654-6735. New Jersey's 24/7 Peer Support & Suicide Prevention Hotline. 

Peer Recovery Warm Line The PRW (1-877-292-5588) is open 365 days a year, including holidays; 8-10pm M-F, Sa-Su,  5 p.m. to 10 p.m. It is staffed 100% by trained “peers, people who, themselves, are in recovery for their mental health.  The Peer Recovery WarmLine represents a growing national movement of peers applying their lived experience to help transform the traditional mental health system. The PRW staff helps callers develop social connections and coping skills, avoid restrictive environments, and ultimately, experience successful community living.


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