Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

Mental health and addiction services for children and families in Connecticut.

Wheeler offers hope if your child is struggling with:

  • depression and anxiety
  • addiction
  • trauma
  • oppositional defiant behavior
  • assistance with medication management
  • or other conditions

We provide services for children, adolescents and families in convenient locations in Central Connecticut or provided in your own home. Our treatment engages all members of your family to promote sustainable recovery, health and growth, and we provide linkages to our integrated continuum of pediatric and dental care, as well as other community-based services. 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.

Outpatient Services

Services Provided In Your Home

"I've Been Referred to Wheeler"


Outpatient Services

Outpatient Services for Addiction and Behavioral Health Challenges
Wheeler's continuum of services for children and adolescents focuses on intervention, assessment / evaluation, outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient services, and recovery supports. We treat addiction and behavioral health challenges related to childhood and adolescence. Wheeler works with children, adolescents and their families to establish treatment goals specifically related to individualized needs. Medicaid, commercial insurance or third-party payer accepted.
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Extended Day Afterschool Treatment
Provides intensive therapeutic afterschool services for youth, ages 6 to 17, and support for their families. Medicaid, commercial insurance or third-party payer accepted.
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Autism Spectrum Evaluation and Assessment
Serves children ages 3 and older and includes multidisciplinary autism spectrum diagnostic evaluation and assessment services. Services are now offered at 91 Northwest Drive, Plainville, Medicaid accepted.
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Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Services for Trauma, ADHD and Stress-Related Disorders
Enhances existing treatment or provides an alternative to other trauma, ADHD and stress-related disorder approaches for children and youth. This service generally is not covered by insurance. Payment is required prior to the start of service.
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Services Provided IN Your Home

Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS)
A time-limited, in-home stabilization service for children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders. Individuals and families may self-refer, and referrals are also accepted from schools, community and State systems. Referrals also accepted from the community. Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield , or third-party payer accepted.
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Download a Referral Form - NOTE: Submitting a referral does not ensure an immediate intake date. Please call 860-793-4413 to confirm that the referral was received and to determine a timeline for services.

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)
An innovative, intensive in-home service for youth, ages 9-18, with substance abuse issues, oppositional behaviors and family conflict. Serves adolescents and their families. Individuals and families may self-refer, and referrals are also accepted from schools, community and State systems. Medicaid, commercial insurance accepted. Treatment provided regardless of an individual's ability to pay.
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Download a Referral Form - NOTE: Submitting a referral does not ensure an immediate intake date. Please call 860-793-4237 to confirm that the referral was received and to determine a timeline for services.

Intensive In-home Behavioral Health Services (IIBHS)
An innovative in-home service that serves children, adolescents and young adults, ages 3 to 24, with acute psychiatric and/or co-occurring challenges. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut, as well as ConnectiCare, Harvard Pilgrim and United Health Care/Oxford (administered by United Behavioral Health operating under the brand Optum) accepted. A deductible or co-payment may apply.
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Download a Referral Form - NOTE: Submitting a referral does not ensure an immediate intake date. Please call 860-793-4413 to confirm that the referral was received and to determine a timeline for services.

Care Coordination
An in-home service for children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional challenges and their families and provides appropriate supports and services to maintain the child or adolescent in the community. Families and individuals may self-refer. Referrals also accepted from the community. There is no charge associated with services.
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Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services
Our Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) offers an immediate response to children and youth, ages 3 - 17, or 18 if still enrolled in school, experiencing behavioral health emergencies in the home, school and other community or hospital settings.
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"I've Been Referred to Wheeler..."

For families referred through the State of Connecticut or other systems, please visit our listing of related behavioral health services. These include, but are not limited to, these services:

In accordance with Wheeler policy, a sliding fee scale system is in place to adjust costs based on a patient’s ability to pay.

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