The Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative Pilot Program (PPC) is a state funded grant program that partners Meridian Health and Cooper University Health System to provide support for children with behavioral and emotional health issues. The program is available for children up to age 18 and requires the child’s primary care provider (PCP) to universally offer standardized behavioral health screenings at each child’s well visit. Meridian Health & Cooper Health each act as a hub whereby the PCP can make a referral for access to child mental health services. Combined, the hubs are currently serving eleven counties in New Jersey: Monmouth and Ocean (Meridian Hub – Jersey Shore), Middlesex and Mercer (Meridian Hub – Saint Peter’s), Burlington and Camden (Cooper Hub - Camden) and Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem (Cooper Hub – Pennsville).
PPC provides quick access to psychiatric consultation and facilitates referrals for accessing ongoing behavioral health care. We encourage and support PCPs integrating behavioral health resources into their practices and work with behavioral health providers as well as primary care providers.
1945 Route 33
Neptune, NJ 07753
If you are a pediatrician and would like to enroll with the Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative Program, please complete an enrollment form and we can provide you with additional information about the program.