Caring for Patients with Sleep and Insomnia Issues
Sleep is crucial to both physical and mental health. We offer specialized services to patients struggling with sleep and insomnia issues. Our team is committed to helping patients improve their sleep patterns and, in turn, their overall health and well-being.
Support for Patients with Gender Issues
At North Ward Behavioral Health Center, we believe in providing a safe and supportive environment for all our patients. We extend our services to individuals dealing with gender issues, ensuring they receive the respect, understanding, and professional care they deserve.
Personalized Treatment and Prevention for Behavioral and Mental Health Disorders
Just as with physical ailments, prevention is integral to behavioral health. Our goal is to ensure our patients experience better outcomes by not just treating their current mental health issues but also providing them with the resources and strategies needed to prevent future complications. Our approach allows individuals to pursue a healthier, more balanced life.
Through our counseling services, we empower patients with strategies for better managing their mental illnesses, improving personal relationships, and handling environmental stressors. Our therapists provide reliable treatment methods for individuals needing general assistance navigating challenging circumstances, as well as specific counseling for grief and loss, couples and marriage, families, and other personal relationships.
Telepsychology Services at North Ward Behavioral Health Center
We understand that due to various circumstances, not all of our patients are able to physically come to our practice setting for counseling or therapy. To cater to these individual needs, we are proud to offer telepsychology services. Through our telepsychology service, patients who are unable to visit our office in person can receive the necessary assistance, support, and guidance in managing their behavioral and mental health issues from the comfort and convenience of their own homes. This innovative approach ensures that our patients have access to the care they need, regardless of their location or mobility, ultimately promoting greater accessibility and convenience in their mental healthcare journey.
Pioneers in Community Healthcare
Rooted in the rich legacy of Nirvana Healthcare Management Services, North Ward Behavioral Health Center has a long-standing tradition of offering patient-centric care to the residents of Essex County. Since its inception in 2001 under Salerno Medical Associates, our primary objective has been to continually expand and adapt our services to cater to the evolving healthcare needs of our community.
In 2002, Dr. Alexander G. Salerno breathed new life into the house-call program initiated by his father, Dr. Alphonse Salerno, by launching the Senior Healthcare Outreach Program (SHOP). This initiative later evolved into the Community Healthcare Outreach Program (CHOP Health), expanding its scope to support individuals grappling with mental health concerns. Further, in 2010, Dr. Salerno established the Urban Healthcare Initiative Program (UHIP) to bridge the gap in healthcare outcomes for patients in urban communities.
To enhance our primary care services, we opened Metropolitan Medical Group in 2014. Dr. Salerno joined hands with his father-in-law, Dr. Raouf Elias, to provide comprehensive care at Roseville Medical Society. Upon Dr. Elias’s passing in 2016, Dr. Salerno and a dedicated team of physicians continued to honor his legacy by maintaining high standards of care.
In 2021, North Ward Medical Arts was founded along with several specialty practices, including Newark Vein and Vascular Center and Prospect Spine and Pain, to deliver much-needed care services in areas traditionally underserved in Newark. These initiatives marked a return to the communities where Dr. Svetlana Salerno first began serving patients.
In line with our commitment to continually enhance patient care, Nirvana Healthcare Management Services added the Department of Population Health in 2022. This development allows us to respond more effectively to the diverse healthcare needs of the communities in Essex County, NJ. Further, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) awarded Nirvana Healthcare Management Services a $500,000 grant, making us the only medical practice in the area to receive such funding. This grant will enable us to expand our primary and specialty services further, fostering better health and wellness throughout East Orange and Newark, NJ.
About Nirvana Healthcare Management Services
We strive to improve the patient experience by standardizing care across all our locations. As a family-run healthcare organization, we prioritize fostering long-term relationships with those we serve, seeking to promote better health outcomes and overall wellness for the residents of Essex County, NJ.