Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Rating: 3.3   (5)
(973) 676-1000
385 Tremont Avenue and Center StreetEast OrangeNew Jersey  07018


Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a drug and alcohol addiction rehab facility that is situated at 385 Tremont Avenue and Center Street in East Orange, New Jersey, is committed to helping those who are addicted, get the addiction treatment they need. Getting quality care through a professional treatment center can give the patient the confidence that is needed to successfully overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Even if one is experiencing addictive tendencies, it is important that they seek help in order to mitigate the chances of addiction down the road.

Effective treatment for addiction is designed to help the addict overcome their reliance on drugs and alcohol through various multi-step programs. At Veterans Affairs Medical Center, staff members and counselors are there to support the patient every step of the way. By providing a solid treatment foundation and framework, patients will have the best possible chance of overcoming their addiction.

The right addiction treatment is intended to relieve the addict of their addiction. Locating the main origin of the addict's desire to continually use and abuse substances of abuse is the key to beating addiction. At Veterans Affairs Medical Center, proven treatment programs will allow patients to get an idea of what life is like after overcoming drug abuse. Once treatment is complete, patients are urged to attend relapse prevention programs in order to lessen the likelihood of relapse in the future.

There are many types of different treatment programs for those aged 18+ that aim to help patients overcome addiction. Group counseling, 12-step programs, medically assisted detox, and individual counseling are just some of the many styles of treatment that patients may go through while at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The treatment program that is best suited for the patient will be determined after a thorough initial patient evaluation and assessment. The staff members at Veterans Affairs Medical Center will also work with the patient's insurance company in order to determine what is covered under their medical plan.

With a personalized treatment program that is designed uniquely for the patient, recovery is attainable. Connect with Veterans Affairs Medical Center by visiting them online at and understand how addiction treatment can enhance the quality of life. Attending a treatment program will allow for a new beginning in life, one that is more fulfilled and content.

Treatment approach

  • Cognitive/behavioral therapy
  • Rational emotive behavioral therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling approach
  • Trauma-related counseling

Treatment Options

  • General Hospital(including VA hospital)
  • Hospital inpatient
  • Hospital inpatient detoxification
  • Hospital inpatient treatment
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Outpatient
  • Outpatient day treatment or partial hospitalization
  • Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or vivitrol
  • Regular outpatient treatment
  • Residential
  • Residential detoxification
  • Short-term residential


  • Smoking permitted in designated area


  • Female
  • Male


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Addiction
  • Intervention center
  • Medical Detox
  • Substance Abuse

Areas of Specialization

  • 12-step faciltitation approach
  • Accepts clients on opioid medication
  • Anger management
  • Brief intervention approach
  • Buprenorphine Detoxification
  • Buprenorphine Maintenance
  • Buprenorphine Maintenance for Predetermined Time
  • Buprenorphine used in treatment
  • Contingency management/motivational incentive
  • Family Addiction Counseling
  • Group counseling offered
  • Individual counseling offered
  • Marital/couples counseling offered
  • Methadone
  • Methadone clients only
  • Methadone Detoxification
  • Methadone Maintenance
  • Methadone Maintenance for Predetermined Time
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Naltrexone (oral)
  • Opiods Detoxification
  • Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
  • Prescribes/administer buprenorphine and/or naltrexone
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relapse prevention from naltrxone
  • SAMHSA-certified Opioid Treatment Program
  • Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone)

Payment Options

  • American Express
  • Cash or self-payment
  • Check
  • Federal or any government funding for substance abuse programs
  • Mastercard
  • Military insurance
  • Payment assistance (check with facility for details)
  • Private health insurance
  • Visa

Accepted Insurances

  • Most Insurances

Google Reviews

  5.0   1 month ago


  5.0   1 month ago

Great place , Great treatmints I have had here! Staff has been good to me! Love yous all! May God bless yous.! A-1 Treatmints here for me .thank you.!!

  5.0   2 months ago

Great place , Great treatmints I have had here! Staff has been good to me! Love yous all! May God bless yous.! All..For ever.......!!!!!

  5.0   3 months ago

Great place , Great treatmints I have had here! Staff has been good to me! Love yous all! May God bless yous.! All..For ever.......!!!!!!

  5.0   3 months ago

I have never had a problem at East Orange Campus in fact they are very helpful

  5.0   6 months ago

So I am not employed here and am not a patient that was forced to rate this hospital a 5. I rated this hospital a 5 because everyone here, well with the exception of one guy, have been amazingly friendly and courteous to my parents, particularly my father who is a Veteran. Anyone who gives their time to go out of their way to help people in need should always be held in extremely high regard. For those of you who feel that the facility or the services provided aren't good enough, don't complain about it, challenge your government to take care of the ones who have died and been injured protecting it!

  4.0   12 months ago

Not a bad place with a pretty good staff considering it's right smack in the middle of what looks like a demilitarized zone. Also be prepared for people to come up to you in the hallway or parking lot asking if you can spare a dollar or two. Annoying.

  5.0   1 year ago

ALL staff members I met.....and I mean ALL, even the custodians were friendly, professional, courteous, helpful, caring and sincere. I really had reservations about going to a VA hospital because of all the horror stories I have heard. Untrue about this facility! Everyone was great! I got in and out of each appointment and department with hardly any wait, yet when I saw each Doctor I did not feel rushed or just another patient. They CARE!! At least the ones I saw did. I have NO problem going back to do my next series of tests. I am totally amazed at the volume of people they handle there, but I felt like I mattered. Even the parking lot attendants were great! Special shout outs to the Admin/receptionists on the 4th floor room 295, Michele and Tarif. Dr. Pollen, Dr. Philip's? (Audio). Great staff! 10 stars would be more appropriate!!!!

  5.0   1 year ago

The emergency staff is one of the best I have ever encountered. Their dedication and kindness has won me over every time. I thank them all for a very difficult job that they do day in and day out. They serve our Veterans with the highest respect and honor.

  3.0   1 year ago

Long wait times for appointments and parking is a nightmare, but the nurses and providers are top notch.

  3.0   1 year ago


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