Adults

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 community health centers in Bristol, Hartford and New Britain to meet the health care needs of individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

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

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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


Problem Gambling During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

The COVID-19 outbreak has been stressful for everyone. People with an active gambling issue, or who are in recovery, may find this period even more challenging because of the effects of prolonged isolation, boredom, economic instability, and fear. Wheeler's Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program team offers tips for dealing with these challenges.

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Dedicated to Recovery, Teaching

Fred Greenleaf is a behavioral health intern at Wheeler whose journey to the career of helping people is a powerful and special one.

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Wheeler, United Way Partner to Help Vaccinate Hartford

As part of an initiative funded by the City of Hartford and coordinated by the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Center in Hartford is hosting public vaccination events this winter and launching an awareness campaign around the need for flu and COVID-19 vaccination in the capital city.

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Three-Year, $2.7 Million Federal Grant Supports Treatment and Care for Pregnant, Postpartum Women With Histories of Substance Use Disorders

A three-year, $2.7 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) will facilitate and expand family-based addiction treatment and other services for pregnant and postpartum women with histories of substance use disorders.

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Wheeler COMMUNITY | HEALTH | CARE

If there's anything we've learned from the past year, it's the power of--and need for--community, particularly communities that work together for a better future that is focused on wellness, justice, and peace for all. Wheeler's new tagline, COMMUNITY | HEALTH | CARE, reflects all of these.

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