N.J. chooses Integrity Health for innovative health program for first responders

Integrity Health announced Tuesday it has been selected by the State of New Jersey Division of Pension & Benefits to administer an innovative health program for first responders.

The First Responders Provider Pilot Program will provide New Jersey first responders access to integrated primary care with specialist care coordination.

Integrity Health said it will open the First Responders Partnership Health Center, the first primary care center in the state exclusive to first responders.

“We are impressed with the collaboration among New Jersey’s government and union leaders taking this initiative to focus on the unique health needs of our communities’ hometown heroes,” Integrity Health CEO Doug Forrester said. “We are certain that robust primary care services and care-coordination provided at First Responders Partnership Health Center will be of immense value to these families. Unlike clinic models which limit choices, no one will be required to use FRPHC. However, we are confident first responders will choose to use FRPHC as intended, a health care ‘Partnership’ and ‘home-base’ for treatment and referral.”

The center, which is slated for completion in Spring 2020, will offer same-day appointments, pain management and behavioral health services.