Behavioral Health and Social Services

Mental Health

We take a holistic approach to healthcare and recovery, which necessitates that each person have a healthy mind and body. As part of the care you receive, you will be asked questions about sadness, worries, sleep, alcohol and drug use and trauma. The Behavioral Health team can also help with other hurdles that may make it difficult to be healthy. They are able to help identify social service needs and make the best referral for you. Those needs may include access to transportation, paying for medicine, food pantries, and much more.

Food Farmacy

Saint James Health in partnership with RWJ Newark Beth Israel Hospital and The Community Food Bank of New Jersey offers food pantry services to both patients and members of the community. At Saint James Health we strive to take care of the whole person and without access to health food it is impossible to improve the health outcomes of our patients.

WIC Services (Women, Infant, Children)

The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children is commonly known as WIC. WIC is a successful public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education and community support for income eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum, infants and children up to five years old.

Transportation Services

Saint James Health in partnership with RWJ Barnabas Health provides transportation to all patients. Transportation is an essential service for patients to be able to reach their medical providers and opens doors to a large specialist referral network.

Navigator Services (Health Insurance Enrollment)

Saint James Health offers assistance with enrollment in N.J. Family Care (Medicaid) and qualified health plans through the N.J. Health Insurance Marketplace.

Need Health Insurance?
Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage through Get Covered New Jersey, NJ’s Health Insurance Marketplace, happens once a year, from November 1 to January 31. If you want coverage to begin January 1, you must enroll by December 31. If you enroll in January, coverage will begin February 1.

The Open Enrollment period is typically the only time you can enroll in coverage through the Marketplace. If you have a qualifying life event, such as marriage, pregnancy, having a baby, or adoption, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to enroll in coverage outside of Open Enrollment. Also, people at a certain income level can enroll throughout the year. SEPs also allow current enrollees to make plan changes.

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