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Outpatient Program Admission

Admission for JBRC Outpatient Programs

For individuals interested in Medication Assisted Treatment (methadone/Suboxone), appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 7:30AM to 11:30AM.

Individuals who arrive during these hours will be able to receive medication that day.

​For individuals interested in Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) or Traditional Outpatient Programs without Medication Assisted Treatment, appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:30AM to 1:00PM.

Walk-In Admission/Intake Hours

Monday through Thursday

Please bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of New Jersey Residency

Please keep in mind that admission includes a full physical exam, blood work and comprehensive interview with an admissions staff person and can take up to two hours.

To avoid a lengthy wait, please schedule an intake/admission appointment.
Call 609-345-2020 ext. 6100 or 6200.

Residential Program Admission

Admission Process for JBRC Residential Programs

If you or someone you know is struggling with a substance use disorder, please call JBRC today. For Residential Programs – Residential Detox/Withdrawal Management, Short-term Residential or Long-term Residential, please call 609-345-0110 for a brief screening interview. If possible, it is suggested that the individual seeking treatment should be available to participate in the phone call. At that time, you will be informed regarding bed space and initial eligibility. Applicants on methadone or Suboxone must be referred by their MAT treatment program.

Prior to setting an admission date, please fax the below information to 609-345-0952.

Medical Status:

  • Please provide documented TB test results (within 6 months if applicable).
  • A list of presently prescribed medications.
  • Most recent physical exam results.
  • Information regarding any medical condition that can interfere with an ability to fully participate in treatment.
  • Seizure history, information regarding chronic illness that require attention or other physical problem that requires ongoing care.
  • Psychiatric Status – if applicable, results of recent evaluation to include a history of any psychiatric hospitalizations and a list of prescribed medications (if applicable).
  • Legal Status – information regarding pending charges and ongoing cases either criminal or civil that require court appearances during treatment.

The admission information will be reviewed within five working days and you will receive a call to schedule an admission date or to discuss our concerns regarding eligibility. Whenever possible the date will be within a week of approval.

The client will need to arrange their transportation to JBRC. With prior notice, we can arrange for pick up at the Atlantic City bus or train terminals. Admission appointments will be between 9 AM and 2:30 PM. Individuals on methadone will be scheduled before 12 PM. If you are on methadone or Suboxone we strongly suggest that you receive your medication before you arrive for your admission. If an individual is unable to arrive during this time frame different arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis.

Clients entering residential treatment must discontinue unemployment or welfare benefits. Clients will be required to apply for local welfare which entitles them to Medicaid, Food Stamps and a monthly stipend. These benefits are used to offset the cost of treatment and medical expenses. The client will be able to retain $25 a month in their account for incidental expenditures. Clients who have Medicaid upon admission are not required to discontinue Medicaid benefits. Any clients receiving (SSI) Social Security Insurance or (SSD) Social Security Disability will be required to pay cost sharing of $185 per month which will be due the 10th of each month.

Individuals are considered ineligible for any of the following reasons:

  • Client is a sexual offender (Megan’s Law registration required) – Tier 3 and 4.
  • Client has been classified as an arsonist and/or history of arson within the past 10 years. This does not include before the age of 16.
  • Client has committed an act of unprovoked physical assault within the past 18 months.
  • Client has multiple scheduled court appearances that cannot be postponed until treatment is completed. This does not include drug court.
  • Client has medical or dental conditions beyond the scope of our medical staff that requires ongoing outside medical care. This does not include HIV-related care.
  • Client is unable able to walk up and down two flights of stairs without assistance and do basic household chores.
  • Client needs a controlled substance for pain management.
  • Client needs medication to be able to sleep.
  • Client is a safety risk to themselves or others; excessive impulsivity coupled with anger, aggressive behavior and/or acute depression.
  • Based on client’s psychiatric history or a professional assessment, it is unlikely that the individual would be employable despite psychiatric medication and addiction treatment.
  • Active psychosis, delusional thinking, or significant disruptive behaviors.
  • The client has attempted or threatened suicide within the past year. This will be reviewed by our medical staff.

If any of the above-mentioned circumstances have been or expect to be resolved in the immediate future, we are open to a closer review of the application. Please explain these circumstances in a cover letter.

Client Must Bring with them on day of Admission:

  • Prescription Medication (7-day supply in original container)
  • One of the following: Birth certificate, driver’s license, passport, county I.D., social security card or number, jail/prison ID
  • Insurance/Medicaid Card if applicable
  • Emergency Contact Info/ name, phone # for others who need to know about client’s treatment

Clients admitted to JBRC shall be required to adhere to the personal belongings policy set forth. All items deemed inappropriate or unnecessary will be returned to the client’s home at the client’s expense. All items left for a period of 72 hours will be discarded or become the property of the John Brooks Recovery Center.

The following items are strongly suggested, and the maximum amount is indicated:

  • 10 days of clothing
  • 15 pairs of underwear
  • 3 pairs of footwear
  • 3 pairs of pajamas
  • 1 bathrobe
  • 1 pair of slippers and shower shoes
  • 1 rain jacket and hat
  • 1 coat/jacket that is seasonally appropriate
  • 3 bath towels and wash cloths

One of each of the following hygiene products are allowed (all items must not contain alcohol):

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Shave gel or foam
  • Soap –1 pack
  • Body wash
  • Hairspray or mousse – females only (must be a pump, non-aerosol)
  • Hair gel or grease
  • Chap Stick
  • Q-tips
  • Comb
  • Brush
  • Shower cap
  • Toothpaste
  • 1 perm – females only
  • 1 hair dye – females only
  • Feminine hygiene products – tampons, sanitary napkins
  • Hair dryer, curling iron – females only
  • Make-up – 1 each of eyeliner, lip gloss, foundation, mascara, blush – females only
  • Head scarf – for sleeping and/or religious purpose
  • Kufi – allowed for religious purpose

We offer hope when it is needed the most.

Do not hesitate to call us today.

Main Outpatient
Recovery Center

660 East Black Horse Pike

Pleasantville, NJ 08232

Ext.6182, 6180, 6179

Atlantic City
Outpatient Center

1931 Bacharach Blvd.

Atlantic City, NJ 08201

Ext.6182, 6180, 6179

Mays Landing Residential Treatment Facility

1455 Pinewood Blvd.

Mays Landing, NJ 08330