Children and Adolescents

Your child deserves a bright future. Our integrated primary care, dental and behavioral health services can help achieve it.

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


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 Birth to Three, 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

Family Comes in Different Forms

On any given day, there are more than 4,000 children in foster care in Connecticut. You can make a difference in the life of a child or youth in your community by becoming a Wheeler foster parent.

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Wheeler Health Spotlight (May 2018)

There's a proven connection between taking care of your teeth and gums and your overall health. Oral health issues can not only cause tooth decay and loss, but also affect your heart, pregnancy, and more.

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The Rewards That Come from Taking Chances

After Dennis Keenan interviewed for a job running Wheeler’s then-new special education school in 1974, he went home and told his wife to not expect him to work there long.

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Bertha and Frank Wheeler: A Legacy of Care

Plainville resident Bertha Buell Wheeler and husband Frank shared a passion for community that spanned two World Wars and beyond. Their vision and support bolstered many local non-profit organizations, including the Plainville Library and YMCA, and also led to the establishment of Wheeler Clinic.

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