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Your total health is our priority, and we offer a range of primary care and behavioral health services to meet your needs at convenient locations in Central Connecticut. Need primary care? We offer physical exams, routine health screening and, in Hartford, on-site dental care. Living with addiction, depression or anxiety? We provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol use and abuse, screening, intervention, family supports, and access to counseling. Have complex medical issues that need attention? Treatment, support and linkages to care are readily available. Find out more about our Family Health & Wellness Centers, which are community health centers, and visit us today for a healthier tomorrow.

Walk-in services are available, or call 860.793.3500 (toll-free 888.793.3500) to make an appointment today!

  • Wheeler Family Health & Wellness Center, Bristol community health center
    10 North Main Street, Bristol
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  • Wheeler Family Health & Wellness Center, Hartford community health center
    43 Woodland Street, Hartford
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  • Wheeler Health & Wellness Center, New Britain community health center
    75 North Mountain Road, New Britain
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Whole-Person Care Across the Lifespan

Wheeler 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.


Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health insurance welcome. No patient will be denied health care services due to an individual’s inability to pay for services. Wheeler is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n) .

Did you know you can voluntarily request that your prescribing practitioners not prescribe opioid medications for your conditions? Click here to download a Voluntary Non-Opioid Directive Form.


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Adjusting to a New World of Recovery

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Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

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SNAP and Medicaid February 2019 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. Call the Wheeler Health & Wellness Center at 860-793-3500 to make your appointment.

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Wheeler Recognized for Patient-Centered Care, Quality

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Bristol

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Wheeler's Basic Needs Fund

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