This issue is particularly challenging for those with behavioral or mental health conditions, where taking the incorrect amount of their medication may compound their symptoms or lead to adverse interactions and overdoses. Medication management makes it easier to take the appropriate amount of each medicine and avoid misuse.
Although the therapists at North Ward Behavioral Health Center deliver most services in-person at the office, they recognize that some patients require remote help when managing behavioral and mental health issues. To further promote modern technology and care methods, these providers offer telepsychology for patients unable to visit the office for counseling or therapy.
A History of Serving Community Healthcare Needs
As part of Nirvana Healthcare Management Services, North Ward Behavioral Health Center comes from a long history of providing compassionate, patient-focused care to individuals in Essex County. Since Salerno Medical Associates first opened in 2001, one of its primary objectives was to expand care services to meet the changing needs of the community.
The following year, Dr. Alexander G. Salerno created Senior Healthcare Outreach Program (SHOP) to revive the house-call program his father, Dr. Alphonse Salerno, started. This service changed to Community Healthcare Outreach Program (CHOP Health) to include care for individuals with mental health concerns. In 2010, he also established the Urban Healthcare Initiative Program (UHIP) to address disparities in healthcare outcomes for patients in urban communities.
To expand primary care services, Metropolitan Medical Group opened in 2014 and Dr. Salerno joined his father-in-law, Dr. Raouf Elias, in providing care at Roseville Medical Society. When Dr. Elias passed in 2016, Dr. Salerno and a team of dedicated physicians continued to deliver care to preserve his legacy.
To bring care back to the communities in Newark where Dr. Svetlana Salerno first served patients, North Ward Medical Arts opened in 2021 along with several specialty practices delivering care services traditionally underrepresented in the area. These locations include Newark Vein and Vascular Center and Prospect Spine and Pain in addition to North Ward Behavioral Health.