Behavioral Health & Social Services
At Henry J. Austin Health center, each of our medical providers has a behavioral health team member dedicated to their patients to help them feel healthy no matter their age or circumstance. As part of the care you receive, you will be asked questions about sadness, worries, sleep, alcohol and drug use and trauma. These are examples of some issues that may impact your health and well-being.
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.
Patients also have access to a specialty team to work with anyone who has a problem with drugs and/or alcohol. A member of the team will meet with you individually so the both of you can figure out the best way to help you.
The Behavioral Health Department provides the following services:
- Adult Behavioral Health
- Children and Adolescent Behavioral Health
- Social Services for all patients
- Addiction Services for adults including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) such as Suboxone and Vivitrol
Location of Behavioral Health and Social Services: Available at ALL Henry J. Austin Health Center sites and also available to everyone through telemedicine.
On-site Lab: at 321 North Warren Street, Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM
On-site Pharmacy: at 321 North Warren Street, Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Behavioral Health and Social Services Contact Number: 609-278-5900
Senior Director Behavioral Health: Lee Ruszczyk, LCSW, CCS, ACS
Behavioral Health Supervisor: Jennifer Priest, LCSW