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

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


Gift Challenge Match for Fitness Programming Exceeds Goals, Raises $26,000 for Patient Supports

Thanks to the support of our community, nearly $8,000 was raised in January-March matching gift challenge, exceeding the $5,000 goal by 60%! The original donor was so impressed with the outpouring of support that they matched the full $8,000 amount raised. From their initial gift and the match campaign, $26,000 has been raised in support of patient fitness and wellness.

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The Return to In-Person Care at Wheeler

Our community health centers offer safe, compassionate in-person care, including walk-in hours for behavioral health, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM–3:30 PM. Wheeler's Reggie Harris, integrated care supervisor, explains how we support our patients when we meet face to face.

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Major Gift Creates Transgender Peer Support, Medical, Therapy Services

A $100,000 gift is funding the creation of a specialized service to provide transgender adolescents and young adults with peer support, medical care, and gender-responsive therapy. “Walk With Me” will launch this spring at Wheeler’s community health centers in Plainville and Hartford. It is an outpatient treatment track for LGBTQ+-identifying young people ages 10-25.

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