The mind and the body are one; people are whole. Wheeler's approach to your care is grounded in the belief that physical and mental health are interconnected. To achieve the best possible outcomes, we ensure the whole person is cared for within Wheeler's full continuum of primary care, dental and behavioral health care and in coordination with other services across our state.

Whole-Person Care Across the Lifespan

Wheeler has expanded the scope of its federally qualified health center (FQHC) to meet the health care needs of individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders in Hartford, New Britain and surrounding communities.

Individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders are often reluctant to engage in primary care services and experience disparities in access to health care and health care outcomes. Many of the patients Wheeler currently serves from Hartford, New Britain and surrounding communities do not have a primary care physician, experience multiple co-morbid health disorders and are frequently seen in the emergency department. These patients have difficulty engaging in primary care through traditional channels. Their experience of stigma in health care settings and past exposure to trauma often create substantial barriers to care.

Learn more about Wheeler's primary and dental care services provided through our Health and Wellness Centers in Bristol, Hartford and New Britain.

Innovative Care for Addiction


We provide addiction and behavioral health care for children, adolescents, adults and older adults through a comprehensive array of services available in your home or at a convenient Wheeler location, including:

Adult Services News from Wheeler

Bristol Hospital and Wheeler: A Creative Approach to Care

The most pressing community issues often require leaders and organizations to rethink and reimagine. This is how as Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE, president and CEO of Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, approaches problem-solving. A reinvigorated partnership between Wheeler and Bristol Hospital exemplifies creativity, giving rise to programs that serve the whole-health needs of individuals and families in Bristol and surrounding communities.

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SNAP and Medicaid March 2018 Enrollment Sessions

Wheeler's Health & Wellness Center team will have seven walk-in clinics available to assist with SNAP, SAGA, TANF, HUSKY and Access Healthcare. Make an appointment or stop in at one of the following locations. Remember to bring your photo ID, medical insurance card, a copy of recent mail, last 4 pay stubs and a recent utility bill.

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