Wheeler Waterbury Family Health & Wellness Center, 855 Lakewood Road

855 Lakewood Road
Waterbury, CT 06704

Monday–Friday: 8:00AM–6:00PM

Call our Navigation Center at 860.793.3500 or toll-free 888.793.3500

 

Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Center at 855 Lakewood Road, Waterbury is a community health center offering a full array of medical care and behavioral health services for adults, children and adolescents, including:

  • Medical care and pediatrics
    • Physical exams
    • COVID vaccines and testing for Wheeler patients
    • Vaccinations
    • Chronic disease management for asthma, diabetes, hypertension/heart health, HIV, and treatment and services for Hepatitis C
    • Women's health services
    • LGBTQIA-responsive services for all ages
    • NEW! PROUD Program for women who are pregnant or parenting young children and who have active substance use concerns, or a substance use history, including opioid use, or a related disorder
  • Behavioral health services for all ages, including individual and family therapy. We can help with anxiety, depression, defiant behaviors, trauma, grief, substance use disorders, and more. Intensive Outpatient Programs are available also! Psychiatric services, including evaluations and medication management, are also provided. Our services are LGBTQIA-responsive.
    • Walk-In Access to Behavioral Health Services

      We believe we can best support our patients when we meet face to face. We also think it’s important to have a space outside of your home to safely engage in therapy. Our health centers are safe, follow the best guidance for social distancing and mask-wearing, and we want to return to face to face services as the standard.

      Walk-in care is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Walk-in appointments are based on staffing availability at the time. Everyone walking in will be asked to screen for COVID-19.

      Monday–Friday: 9:00 AM–3:30 PM
  • Addiction services, including medication-assisted treatment
  • Complementary medicine for pain management
    • NEW! Chiropractic care, in conjunction with Anthony Debe, DC, to help patients with back, neck and other musculoskeletal aches and pain, reduce inflammation, relieve headaches, and so much more! Click here for more information.
  • Linkages to specialty and ancillary services like dental care
  • Care management for adults with complex health care needs and behavioral health concerns
  • On-site Genoa Healthcare pharmacy
    203-577-5497
    • Free delivery or curbside pick-up
    • Fills all medications (not just behavioral health)
    • Mails all medications (at no extra cost) or you can pick them up at curbside
    • Organizes your pills based on the date and time you need to take them, making it easy to stay on track
    • Helps you transfer prescriptions from other pharmacies
  • Quest Diagnostics laboratory services

Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health insurance welcome. A sliding fee scale is available based on family size and income. No patient will be denied health care services due to an individual’s inability to pay for services.

 

Staff Focused on YOUR Needs and Whole-Person Health

Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Centers in Bristol, Hartford, New Britain and Plainville provide a continuum of integrated primary care, behavioral health, preventive dental, and support services. Our medical care providers, medical assistants, clinicians, counselors and care facilitators work as part of an integrated, whole-person team, ensuring that your complete health is considered and cared for. This ensures the best outcomes and provides a more comprehensive view of wellness.

Meet our clinical leadership at our Family Health & Wellness Centers.

 

NEWS RELATED TO WATERBURY

September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, an opportunity for us to continue our Visibility Campaign series and revisit our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This month we will increase visibility of our Hispanic staff. Today's spotlight goes to Naisha Ortiz, BS, intervention specialist.
Wheeler has received a five-year, $2.6-million federal grant to expand and enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and recovery supports for adults in Waterbury with opioid use disorders.
Wheeler’s Melissa Mendez, LCSW, IMH-E, director of Early Childhood Programs, and Kim Holyst, LCSW, director of Behavioral Health, are part of a Connecticut Health Investigative Team story that explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child and adolescent mental health.
September 15–October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, an opportunity for us to continue our Visibility Campaign series and revisit our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This month we will increase visibility of our Hispanic staff. Today's spotlight goes to Tina Loarte-Rodriguez, MSN, RN, CPPS, CPHRM, vice president of nursing and laboratory director.
September 15–-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, an opportunity for us to continue our Visibility Campaign series and revisit our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This month, we will increase visibility of our Hispanic staff. Today's spotlight goes to Yadira Negrón, an Explore Program and Family Violence-Adult Services group facilitator.
We are driven to expand access to care, ensure that it is delivered equitably, and measure the impact of our work in the lives saved and transformed through our services and programs.
Wheeler President and Chief Executive Officer, Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, and Stephanie Almada, peer recovery support specialist, took part in WNPR’s August 6 “Where We Live” program and discussed the impact of COVID-19 and other factors on behavioral health and substance use; strategies for reducing stigma; the purpose and benefits of medication-assisted treatment (MAT); and priorities for addressing these issues moving forward.
Wheeler is hosting a virtual job fair on August 5, 2021, from 3 – 7 pm. The organization is hiring masters-level clinicians (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LMSW, LMFTA, LPCA), as well as bachelor-level case managers for its in-home programs, with a focus on positions in Bridgeport, New Haven, and Waterbury.
As the days of summer stretch on, consider the array of activities you can do with your foster child or youth.
There continues to be a pressing need for foster families in Connecticut, and Wheeler is hosting three virtual informational sessions and a 10-week online and in-person (hybrid) course for individuals interested in fostering a child or youth.
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