Introducing the NJ Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative
The NJPPC is a state funded grant program where Hackensack Meridian Health, Cooper University Health Care, and the Atlantic Health System partner to provide support, evaluations, and referrals for children with behavioral and emotional health issues. The program is available for children up to age 18 or older if the patient is still seeing their pediatrician who is registered with the NJPPC.
Services are regionalized through statewide hubs.
The NJPPC provides quick access to psychiatric consultation and facilitates referrals for accessing ongoing behavioral health care. Pediatricians are encouraged to integrate behavioral health resources into their practices and work with child and adolescent psychiatrists as well as other behavioral health providers.