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


Pain Management Program Provides Options For Patients in Chronic Pain

Almost one in five Americans lives with chronic pain, often so great that it affects their daily life. At the same time, the ongoing opioid crisis fuels discussions of the role that pain medications play in the epidemic and new examinations of alternative ways to treat pain. Wheeler is at the forefront, with specially trained staff who integrate behavioral health therapies and alternative approaches into plans of care at the Family Health & Wellness Center in Hartford.

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Wheeler Ranked in Top Two Percent Nationally in Key Clinical Quality Measures

Wheeler has received $122,000 in federal awards for quality care, including special recognition as the only health center in Connecticut ranked in the top two percent of all centers nationally that improved quality of care between 2017 and 2018 in one or more measures that promote behavioral health, diabetes health, and heart health.

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