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Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

State Hospital

Last Updated: February 16, 2020
Address
101 Sullivan Way, Trenton, NJ 08628
County
Mercer
State - medium
Phone
609-633-1500
Fax
609-292-1315
Mailing Address
PO Box 7500, West Trenton, NJ 08628
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Trenton Psychiatric Hospital basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 609-633-1500

The Trenton Psychiatric Hospital is a correctional facility hospital located at 101 Sullivan Way in Trenton, NJ.

State Hospitals are operated by the Department of Corrections to hold inmates sentenced to a term of evaluation and treatment before any new assessment of their stability is considered. You may call 609-633-1500 to get information about an inmate and visiting hours.

New Jersey DOC medical facilities include Level I (Open dormitories without a secure perimeter) housing, Level II (Open dormitories with secure perimeter fences and armed coverage) housing, and Level III (Individual cells, fenced perimeters, and armed coverage) housing.

With a "general acute care hospital, correctional treatment center, licensed elderly care unit, in-patient and out-patient psychiatric facilities, a hospice unit for terminally ill inmates, housing and treatment for inmates identified with AIDS/HIV, general population, and other special inmate housing.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
Receive phone calls from the inmates,
• Provide them with commissary money
Receive and send them mail
• Schedule a time to visit.

The Trenton Psychiatric Hospital is a state-run mental hospital located in Trenton and Ewing, New Jersey. It previously operated under the name New Jersey State Hospital at Trenton and originally as the New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum. Trenton Psychiatric Hospital is a 450-bed psychiatric hospital serving a designated New Jersey population. We are a Joint Commission accredited health care facility, one of four psychiatric hospitals governed by the State of New Jersey, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Dorothea Lynde Dix, a pioneer in the care of the mentally ill, founded Trenton Psychiatric Hospital in the 1840's. Honored in the nursing profession as an American scholar and educator and a lifelong psychiatric crusader, Ms. Dix retired at the age of 80 to a private apartment set aside for her at the New Jersey State Hospital (TPH today) where she remained until her death in July of 1887.

TPH believes in providing a holistic approach to patient care, from the initial assessment to the treatment of the human response to actual or potential health problems. We ensure the patient and the patient's family competent, compassionate care as we collectively achieve individualized patient care goals.

Under the Hospital's first superintendent, Dr Horace A. Buttolph, the hospital admitted and treated 86 patients. In 1907, Dr Henry Cotton became the medical director. Believing that infections were the key to mental illness, he had his staff remove teeth and various other body parts that might become infected from the hospital patients. Cotton's legacy of hundreds of fatalities and thousands of maimed and mutilated patients did not end with his leaving Trenton in 1930 or his death in 1933; in fact, removal of patients' teeth at the Trenton asylum was still the norm until 1960

Inmate Locator

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours for Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. For Directions call 609-633-1500

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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