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The Behavioral Health Services Department is designed to assist adults with a range of mental health and substance use disorders. These services are provided in an out-patient clinic environment and are aimed at preventing more intensive care. The Behavioral Health Department also oversees services that target community members living with HIV/AIDS.

Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Clinic

This outpatient behavioral health clinic provides HIPAA compliant psychiatric, therapeutic counseling and medication adherence services to adults who suffer from mental health and substance use disorders. The clinic is member of the CT Latino Behavioral Health System (LBHS). LBHS is a network of providers targeting the unmet behavioral health needs of monolingual Latinx community in the Greater New Haven and surrounding areas.

Staffing includes a Connecticut licensed psychiatrist, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Master Social Worker (MSW) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Staff members specialize in addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, and other environmentally driven psychiatric concerns. Modalities include individual, family, couples, and group therapies. All services are culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Accepted forms of payment:

  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private insurances including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Connecticare/United Health Care, Optum
  • Self pay
  • Sliding fee scale

We are dedicated to meeting client needs, regardless of their ability to pay. We are currently accepting new patients. Please contact us at 203-781-0226.

Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative

Human trafficking awareness is an initiative that offers public awareness and outreach to combat human trafficking in the city of Hartford.

Program Offerings Include:

  • Culturally appropriate education and awareness on trafficking indicators
  • Individualized mental health counseling to victims
  • Linkages to victims’ services

Latino Violence Prevention Initiative

Violence is a very important public health issue due to its impact on the health and well-being of all populations. The purpose of the Latino Violence Prevention Initiative is to decrease risk factors in the community that may lead to intimate partner violence and to increase protective factors that prevent it. The program goal is to implement comprehensive strategies that address individual, and societal factors to stop violence before it begins. The program target low-income, minority Latino families.

Program Offerings Include:

  • Education on positive, and healthy relationships, and promoting protective factors
  • Advocacy and support by empowering and teaching surviving skills to victims
  • Linkages to victims’ services

Group Meetings Include:

Women Empowerment in Action (Spanish speaking only): Meets every Thursday evening. Please contact Maria Ortiz at (860) 338-2284

Ryan White Part B Program

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a federal initiative enacted in 1990 to provide primary medical care and social support services to low-income HIV/AIDS positive individuals who do not have health insurance or are underinsured.

Clients in this program receive a minimum of one monthly contact, they complete bi-yearly eligibility assessments and receive assistance with referrals for internal and external services. Clients are also assisted with other related needs as identified.

STD Clinic

The STD clinic offers free and confidential testing, and education on prevention strategies to under-served, under-insured and uninsured individuals.

The clinic goals:

  • Reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections among minorities and disenfranchised populations.
  • Make available STD testing services to persons with economic or other access problems to secure accurate and reliable testing results.
  • Connect patients with appropriate medical care services.
  • Provide high quality and person-centered care.

Located at the New Haven site, this is a HIPAA compliant, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waivered lab which only tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia, Hepatitis C and HIV. The clinic is overseen by a nurse and works closely with the New Haven Health Department STD Clinic and the State of Connecticut Laboratory for the processing of specimens. Specimens are drawn by appointment only.

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