Central’s Highlighted Program of the Week… Career Center

Are you finding it difficult to secure and maintain employment as you go through your recovery journey?
Do you have a desire to pursue educational goals and identify a career but you just don’t know where to start?
Do you find it challenging to balance your personal life and employment?
Then Central’s Highlighted program of the week, Career Center can help.
With offices in Norristown and Abington, our team of highly skilled Certified Peer Specialists and Employment Specialists will work side by side with you as you enter into your career journey. A team member will work with you to identify your educational end employment goals as well as support you along the way to a successful career.
For more information contact Toni Ryan at (610) 277-4600, Ex. 162.


Central’s Highlighted Program of the week is…. Children’s Blended Case Management (BCM)

Central’s Highlighted Program of the week is…. Children’s Blended Case Management (BCM).

* Has your child received a mental health diagnosis and you’re wondering what to do next?
* Would your child benefit from involvement in community activities?
* Do you need someone to help you advocate for your child’s needs?
* Do you and your family need help finding resources to meet the basic needs of your home (i.e. food, clothing)?
If you answered YES, then Central’s BCM can help. At Central our team of case managers will work side by side with you and your child to ensure you are receiving the most support possible. We will help coordinate services for your child by working with mental health providers, schools, and other social service agencies. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are receiving the highest quality services possible.

To learn more about how BCM can help support you and your child, contact Ashley Marcy at (610) 272-3042, Ex. 514.

Central’s Highlighted Program of the Week

Central’s Highlighted Program of the week is…drum roll please  the Clinical Wellness Recovery Team (CWRT).

* Are you or a loved one having difficulty making and keeping medical appointments?
*Do you feel you need additional support with your emotional and physical health?
*Are you struggling to understand medical recommendations and staying healthy?

If you answered YES, then CWRT can help. Our highly skilled team of nurses and behavioral health navigators will work side by side with you to coordinate your physical and behavioral health needs. Our navigators are available to support you in both the Norristown AND Abington areas.
To learn more contact Madelyn Pontari today at (610) 277-4600, Ex. 250.



Meet a few of the friendly faces behind the Clinical Wellness Recovery Team (CWRT). Our team of highly trained nurses and behavioral health navigators will work along side you to help coordinate your physical and behavioral healthcare needs. Our team will provide health screenings and assessments, will work closely with your medical and behavioral health providers, support and advocate for your needs during medical visits, educate you on chronic health concerns as well as medication, work in conjunction with your insurance providers and so much more.

For more information call Madelyn Pontari today at (610) 277-4600, Ex. 250

NAMI Walks Registration Event

A very special Thank You to Ellen Roberts, Development Coordinator at NAMI of PA Montgomery County, for coming to Central on April 5th  and energizing us for the NAMI Walks event on May 5th. The event will be held at Montgomery County Community College beginning at 10:00 am. So many new team members joined our Central Team. If you couldn’t make the registration event and want to join the Central Team just go to the link below. Please consider joining us in taking steps to stop the stigma that many living with mental illness face every day.

NAMI Walks Registration

Cracked Not Broken – The Kevin Hines Story

FINAL.Kevin Hines Save the Date

Save the date May 22, 2018 to attend the Kevin Hines Event at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA while streaming live at the Pottstown Campus. Doors open at 5:00pm. To learn more about Kevin Hines and his story of survival, resilience, and hope, follow this link to see a trailer of his upcoming documentary:




Getting Started At Central

If you haven’t scheduled an appointment yet please check out our Contact Us page for a list of phone numbers and addresses for our various programs and locations. Once you have scheduled an appointment for your initial clinical assessment, here are a few tips that will help you make the process a success.

  1. Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. This will allow time for parking the car if necessary, checking in and preparing for the appointment.
  2. Please be sure to have your insurance/ACCESS card with you and be ready to present it to the receptionist. Also, please be prepared to provide any co-pay that might be required by your insurance company.
  3. If you cannot make your appointment, please call 610-279-9270 to cancel as soon as possible. Please ask to speak to the Intake Department or press option 2 in order to re-schedule your appointment.  If you are scheduled to be seen at the Abington office, please call 267-818-2220 and press option 2.
  4. If the therapist should call out sick on the day of your appointment, Central will call you as soon as we are made aware of the need to cancel your appointment. If you are scheduled for a 9:00 AM appointment, it is possible that you may be on your way before we can reach you by telephone.  Should this occur Central will make every effort to have you meet with another clinical staff member in order for your assessment to take place that day.
  5. If your contact information changes, please make staff aware of the change. It is important that we have your current telephone number.
  6. While we understand that situations do arise that prevent you from keeping an appointment, we will not be able to schedule an appointment with you if you have missed two appointments in a row. Staff will ask that you come in to sit and wait until a clinical staff member is able to complete your assessment.
  7. If you are scheduled for a clinical assessment and are already taking medications, please be sure to bring your medication bottles with you to the appointment. In addition, if you are recently discharged from a psychiatric inpatient hospital, please bring any discharge paperwork and discharge medication list with you to the appointment.   If you know that you will be out of medication before your scheduled appointment, please inform the intake worker and therapist.

Central’s Clinical Wellness Recovery Team Highlighted in the Washington Monthly

Central’s Clinical Wellness Recovery Team was highlighted in the December, 2017 issue of the Washington Monthly. Our very own Madelyn Pontari, CWRT Supervisor, worked closely with Sheree Crute from the Washington Monthly contributing to the article Mind-Body Connection. Central’s team of behavioral health and nurse navigators were highlighted sharing how coordinated care can improve the lives of people with mental health and chronic physical health problems.





How You Can Help

Many individuals and their families have fought long, hard battles against mental illnesses and the stigma associated with them. Your support of Central will help bring vital services to the people in our area who need the help the most. No one is ever turned away from the Center because of an inability to pay for services. This makes your contribution even more essential.

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Central Behavioral Health
1100 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401

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Contact Us

Email: info@centralbh.org

Central’s Main Office

1100 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM to 5 PM

Site Programs:

  • Recovery Coaching and Administration Case Management Services (Adult)
  • Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient Program, OASIS (geriatric partial hospital)
  • Senior Care Case Management and Senior Outreach Services
  • Certified Wellness Recovery Team (CWRT)
  • Certified Peer Specialists and Career Center
  • Community Outreach Services

Abington Area Services

2500 Maryland Road
Pennwood Building, Suite 130
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm

Site Programs:

  • Individual therapy (Adults)
  • Group Therapy
  • Psychiatric treatment (psychiatric evaluations, medication management)
  • Recovery Coaching and Case Management Services
  • Senior Care Case Management
  • Administration Case Management
  • Certified Wellness Recovery Team (CWRT)
  • Certified Peer Specialists and Career Center

Outpatient & Intake Services

1201 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Site Programs:

  • Outpatient individual (child, adolescent and adult), couples and family psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric treatment (psychiatric evaluations, medication management)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Program
  • Group Therapy
  • CORE (drug and alcohol treatment)

Family Services

1217 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Site Programs:

  • Family Based Services
  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services(BHRS) (formerly Wraparound program)
  • Extended Assessment

Child & Young Adult Services

1109 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Site Programs:

  • Child Case Management
  • Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Program
  • Family/Community Supports
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Spanish-speaking Case Management Services