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For KEEPS Program

Saint Peter’s University Hospital's For KEEPS program (Kids Embraced and Empowered through Psychological Services) is a short-term acute partial-hospitalization state-of-the-art unit. This program is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Established in 2002, the For KEEPS program has been lauded as a model for children’s partial hospital programs statewide.

The healthcare professionals at For KEEPS strive to offer high-quality mental health diagnoses and intensive treatment to children who suffer from emotional and behavioral difficulties that impede their ability to function successfully in a social environment. Anyone can refer a child to this program, including schools, physicians, agencies, parents. We accept Medicaid.

Who We Serve:

  • Children between ages 5 and 17 years. (Adolescents receive services separately.)
  • Children who do not require 24-hour inpatient care
  • Children who cannot be managed by outpatient care alone

Services include:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Academic instruction in collaboration with the child’s school district
  • Medication management
  • Discharge planning and referral services
  • Daily lunch
  • Transportation for eligible children.

Hours and Contact Information
The For KEEPS program is offered Monday through Friday year-round from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Call our front desk at 732.565.5494 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions
Please see our list of FAQs here.

Saint Peter's Family Health Center  
123 How Lane
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901


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