The Acute Care Family Program assists families when their family member is in crisis and in need of treatment from the behavioral health acute care system. Our staff engage families who are often navigating the mental health system for the first time. Staff educates families about mental illness and offer resources and referrals that can help their loved one.
Any family member in need of help can ask the screening center to staff to connect them to our Acute Care Family Program to and support. While listening empathetically, our staff can provide families validation, encouragement and understanding during a challenging time with their loved one who may not see themselves as ill.
Acute Care staff are available on site at the Atlantic County Screening Center, also known as PIP, set hours weekdays and weekends. When staff is not on site, family members can phone the On-Call Acute Line at (609) 517-8614. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including weekends. Help is just a phone call away.