Health Support Services for Individuals and Families in Transition

A partial list of organizations offering low-cost or no-cost assistance follows.

Affordable Health Insurance Program Enrollment Open Now
For more information on the IHC and how to apply for health insurance: Individual Health Coverage (IHC) Program

Persons wishing to apply for Adult Related Medicaid Programs may apply at the Somerville office. It is best to call for an appointment. If a person is too ill or disabled to come for an office visit, a home visit will be arranged or an authorized representative may be able to apply on the applicant's behalf.  They are located at:
73 East High Street, Somerville NJ 08876
610 Franklin Blvd., Somerset NJ 08873

State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health Services

Pfizer’s program for low-cost prescriptions for recently unemployed uninsured workers

Somerset County Services:

Free Health Clinic Available in Somerset County
For more information: Zarephath Health Center

Affordable Dental Care in NJ
For more information: Central NJ Dental Care and Dental Insurance Plans

Family and Community Services of Somerset County, Bound Brook, N.J. Individual and Family Mental Health Program, affordable rates based on a sliding scale; 732.356.1082;

Greater Raritan Workforce Investment Board
Contact: Jan Goodman, Regional Lead Disability Program Manager: 908.704.6351

Mental Health Association of New Jersey Hotline: 800.273.TALK

N.J. Mental Health Cares: 24-hour Referral Line: 800.273.TALK;

Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service (PESS), Somerset Medical Center Hotline; 24 hour psychiatric emergency screening service: 908.526.4100

Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center, Bridgewater, N.J. Mental health center services provided on a sliding fee scale for county residents. 908-725-2800 or toll free at 888-744-4417

Somerset County Board of Social Services, Somerville, N.J. Contact: Judy Noder: 908.526.8800 ext. 5110

Somerset Treatment Services, Somerville, N.J. Affordable outpatient services for substance abuse and HIV-related illnesses. 908.722.1232;

Other Social Service Resources:

Carrier Clinic, Belle Mead, N.J. Free, confidential Depression & Anxiety screenings are offered on a quarterly basis. 24/7 Access Center: 800.933.3579;

Catholic Charities
Diocese of Metuchen (including locations in Somerville and Hillsborough) counseling services:
Diocese of Trenton counseling services:

Easter Seals Intensive Family Support Services, East Brunswick, N.J. Contact: Diane Krasner: 908.722-4300, ext. 620

First United Methodist Church, Somerville, N.J. 908.725.1473

Jewish Family Services, Somerville, N.J. Non-sectarian assistance. Contact: Jerry Starr: 908.725.7799

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 800.950.NAMI; Somerset County: 908.725.2800

Outpatient Clinic at University Medical Center at Princeton, Princeton, N.J. Primary and specialty care for adults and children who meet financial guidelines. 609.497.4240;

The Food Bank Network of Somerset County NJ distributes food every Saturday from 10 am until 11:30 am from two pantries located at United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street, Somerville; and Hope Church, 519 East Main St., Bound Brook. On the last two Saturdays of each month, a pantry is open from 10 am until 12 Noon at the Vermuele Community Center, Greenbrook Rd., North Plainfield. You can reach the Foodbank Network by phone at 732-560-1813 and Franklin Township Food Bank at 732-246-0009.

Social Services: Each county’s social services office provides information about financial relief programs. The Somerset County office can be reached at and provides information about the following programs:
— Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
— Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    (Formerly Food Stamp Program)
— General Assistance
— Medicaid
— Emergency Assistance

Healthcare assistance: Low cost or no-cost health insurance for qualifying families. Go to for more information.

Resource guides available online & in print

“Somerset County Department of Human Services Guide to Mental Health Services”

“Resource Guide for Persons Affected by Substance Abuse in Somerset County”

Somerset County Shelters and Emergency Housing

“Reach out for Services in Somerset County,” available only in print; includes lists of Somerset County Department of Human Services offices and phone numbers, Area Resources, Hotlines and 24 Hour Emergency Resources.

For additional social and health resources, please contact your county’s Department of Human Services. To find the relevant contact information, Google “list of New Jersey County Departments of Human Services.”

Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ)
Phone: 908-445-5730

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