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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.
Out-patient 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, Humana, Cigna, Connecticare, Optum
- Self pay
- Sliding fee scale
We are dedicated to meeting client needs, regardless of their ability to pay.
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.
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.
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