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The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) has explored several models of integration, with the most prominent being the behavioral health home (BHH) initiative.  In a partnership with the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (Medicaid) and the Department of Children and Families, DMHAS launched health homes in select counties in July of 2014.  The BHH is a high intensity service targeting those with the most need.


Health Homes is a Medicaid State Plan option that provides an opportunity to build a person-centered system of care that achieves improved outcomes and better services and value for the NJ Medicaid program. DMHAS has partnered with N.J. Medicaid to expand upon the existing behavioral health case management infrastructure to provide coordinated primary and behavioral health integration.

What is a Health Home?

A continuing standard of care that allows individuals to have all of their health care needs identified, addressed, and treated in a coordinated way.  The same team of clinicians and practitioners either deliver, or coordinate the delivery of, all the necessary medical, behavioral, and social supports required for the individual, acknowledging the impact each area has on the others.  It is not a residential program.  It is a whole-person care delivery model.

What Services Will a Health Home Provide?

In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a Health Home must have the capability to provide all of the following services, as warranted based on members' needs:

  • Comprehensive care management;
  • Care coordination;
  • Health promotion;
  • Comprehensive transitional care (including appropriate follow-up from inpatient to other settings)'
  • Individual and family support;
  • Referral to community and social support services;
  • Use of health information to link services as feasible and appropriate.

It is expected that the use of a behavioral health home model will result in improved health outcomes for the consumer base, better quality of treatment, and improved cost effectiveness; improved consumer experience with care; and declines in the use of hospitals, emergency departments, and other costly inpatient care.

In What Counties are Health Homes Available?

Currently, Bergen, Mercer, Atlantic, Cape May, and Monmouth counties have been approved for the Behavioral Health Home Service.  There are BHH providers in Bergen, Mercer, Atlantic and Monmouth counties.

When Will a Health Home Come to My County?

DMHAS plans to continue to expand the health home initiative based on resources and need.

How Does My Organization Become a Health Home?

DMHAS has a process to certify mental health agencies who wish to become a health home.  Click here to gain an overview of the certification process.

Who Are the Providers of Health Home Services in My County?


Atlantic County

Behavioral Crossroads Recovery, LLC
205 West Parkway Drive
Suites 1 & 2 
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 645-2500

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties
607 N. Jerome Ave
Margate, NJ 08402
(609) 822-1108

Bergen County

CarePlus of NJ
610 Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 265-8200

Vantage Health System
93 W. Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 567-0500

Mercer County

All Access Mental Health
819 Alexander Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 452-2088

Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton
383 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08618
(609) 394-3202

Oaks Integrated Care
314 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 396-4258

Monmouth County

CPC Behavioral Healthcare
1088 Hwy 34
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
(732) 842-2000 ext. 4221

Hackensack-Meridian Health
Parkway 100, 1200 Jumping Brook Rd
Neptune, NJ 07753
(732) 643-4400

Easter Seals New Jersey
1215-1217 Main St
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
(732) 380-0390

Stress Care of NJ
500 Park Ave
Manalapan, NJ 07726
(732) 679-4500 x8238


Who Pays for Health Home Services?

N.J. Medicaid is currently reimbursing providers for health home services for those individuals who are Medicaid-eligible and meet the requirements for services.

Click here for the eligible diagnosis.

What are Some of the Outcomes Expected From a Health Home?

Health home services are designed to improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and advance the overall wellness of the consumers being served.  CMS requires each state to track and monitor specific outcomes.  Click here for the required outcomes as identified by CMS.

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