Children and Adolescents

You are not alone, especially in these trying times. Your child, and your whole family, deserves a bright future. Our integrated primary care and behavioral health services can help achieve it. To keep families healthy and safe, new telehealth services are available even at your first appointment!

We help children and adolescents and their families deal with emotional, developmental, cognitive or behavioral challenges, and we address a range of issues, including anxiety and depression, substance use, and more. We engage your whole family in meaningful ways so that your child can be supported and experience and sustain recovery, health and growth over the long term.

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Wheeler’s Child and Adolescent Center of Excellence builds on nearly 50 years of expertise. We provide pediatric, dental and behavioral health care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults through a comprehensive continuum of services available in your home or at a convenient Wheeler location.

Our services for children and adolescents include early childhood programs like outpatient and in-home behavioral health services, special education and evaluation and assessment, foster care, and much more.

For primary care providers, Wheeler is also one of three hubs in Connecticut for ACCESS Mental Health CT, helping providers meet the needs of children and adolescents with behavioral health issues.

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Child and Adolescent Service News from Wheeler


Top Workplaces: Sabrina Trocchi preaches transparency amid a pandemic at Wheeler Clinic

Wearing a blue surgical mask, Sabrina Trocchi stood outside the Susan Walkama Health and Wellness Center at the Wheeler Clinic’s expansive Hartford campus, not far from the center’s COVID-19 testing site. Trocchi, a former chief of staff with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services a.nd previously Wheeler’s chief operating officer, was promoted to president and CEO in November 2019. Four months later, the coronavirus pandemic tested virtually everything she knew about leadership.

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One Foster Home: Many Lives Changed

Many people talk about wanting to make a positive change in someone else’s life. Paula and Patrick Mills moved this quite literally into action 16 years ago becoming foster parents with Wheeler in 2004.

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Wheeler Wins "Top Workplace" Honors for Seventh Year

Wheeler is a 2020 Top Workplaces award winner from The Hartford Courant for the seventh time. In addition, Wheeler President and CEO Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, received “Top Leader” in the Large Employer category of the same survey.

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