Summit Oaks Hospital, Summit, New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey, USA
19 Prospect St
Summit, NJ, 07902

Summit Oaks Hospital Overview

Summit Oaks Hospital started in 1902 and has been providing treatment and care for patients suffering from mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders for more than a decade. The facility has programs designed for children of very young ages, adolescents 13-17, and adults 18 and older suffering from these illnesses. Summit Oaks boasts of their multidisciplinary staffs which include experienced mental health professionals ranging from psychiatrists, clinicians, and psychologists to Masters-level counselors. The hospital is open 24/7, 7 days a week and specializes in mental health disorders like depressive disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and psychosis and offers group and individual therapy, recreational therapy, medication management, and a host of other treatment options. The facility offers free and confidential assessments for individuals suffering from addiction and/or mental illness. After the assessment stage, the hospital provides an individualized treatment plan to aid in the patient’s full recovery. The hospital also offers an alcohol and drug detoxification program on-site, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and partial hospitalization program, categorized by age and tailored to meet each individual patient at their point of need. The facility may also be inclined to provide patients with holistic treatment options if necessary, which may include meditation and art therapy. Treatment at the facility can last up to one or two months depending on the patient.

Accommodation, Meals & Rules

Summit Oaks Hospital is located in the city of Summit, New Jersey and has the capacity to accommodate up to 126 individuals attending any of the various programs offered at the facility which can be more specifically seen on the hospital’s accommodation page. The hospital offers clients with both shared and private style of accommodation. Meals are provided by the hospital three times a day which includes snack and special diets can also be made available. To partake in the inpatient treatment program, individuals should be between 21-65 years of age and should be at least 21 years for the outpatient program.

Treatment & Therapy

The hospital offers various levels of care for its patients. These include:


This is a form of short-term treatment provided by the hospital as the first step for clients suffering from substance abuse and chemical dependency issues. The process is medically managed and supplemented with various therapy options.

Inpatient Treatment

This occurs after patients have gone through the detoxification period and have been evaluated and assessed. The program includes individual and group therapy sessions, holistic treatment methods like yoga, and counseling.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

The hospital offers an outpatient program for patients and utilizes the 12-step philosophy. Programs offered may include group therapy sessions, support groups, family therapy, and medication management.

Partial Hospitalization Program

This is a program for adults and is offered as an alternative to the inpatient treatment option. The program provides a type of treatment plan for individuals who need support for their afflictions without having them stay in the hospital.
The following are some of the issues treated at the hospital:

  • Substance Addiction (Alcohol, Opioids, Heroin, Prescription medications etc.)
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia

Therapy Options

The hospital offers a list of therapy options for patients which include:

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Psycho-education
  • Group Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling


Summit Oaks cost varies greatly depending on the program a client is registered in. Clients are advised to call the hospital as experienced professionals are available to answer any question regarding payments and insurances. The hospital is in-network with multiple insurance providers and accepts private payments. However Medicare and Medicaid can be used but not accepted for patients between the ages of 21 to 65 years for the inpatient programs and for outpatient services, it is accepted for clients 21 years and older. Tricare is also accepted. The treatment center contacts the client’s insurer and uses single case contracts if it is an out-of-network insurance provider. Medicare is not accepted as payment or insurance for substance abuse rehabilitation treatment for an inpatient program and for a rehab program, Medicaid is not accepted as well.


The treatment center is licensed and accredited The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and The Joint Commission National Quality Approval. The center is also Tricare certified.

Why Summit Oaks Hospital

The hospital inpatient program is an all-encompassing program that satisfies different mental health and addiction needs. Children, adolescents, and adults are cared for equally and programs such as holistic therapy and the 12-step program are incorporated into the treatment to give a well-rounded treatment. The treatment center has made available multiple outpatient programs which have different intensities. After completing an inpatient program, clients are advised to take part in an aftercare program which is part of the process of discharge. Although the cost of treatment varies depending on the insurance provided by the client, the hospital is the smart option for potential clients living or staying around the area.


Michelle Thorpe
Medical Director

Michelle is certified by the board to practice General Psychiatry and is certified as eligible by a board in Adolescent and Child Psychiatry. Her fellowships were in the Bronx at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital and New York in Adolescent and Child Psychiatry.

Wojciech Szulaczkowski
Medical Director

Wojciech is certified by the board in General Psychiatry and is certified as eligible by a board in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His fellowships were in Brooklyn at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Marek Belz
Medical Director

Marek is certified by a board to practice Adult Psychiatry and has completed a fellowship in the practice of Addiction Psychiatry.

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