Wheeler Waterbury Family Health & Wellness Center, 855 Lakewood Road

855 Lakewood Road
Waterbury, CT 06704

Monday–Thursday: 8:00AM–8:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM-6:00PM

Call our Navigation Center at 860.793.3500 or toll-free 888.793.3500

Learn more about Wheeler's Foster Care Programs
in Waterbury, too!


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
      • NEW! Walk-in COVID vaccine clinics for the public at all Wheeler Family Health & Wellness Centers below on Wednesdays in March from 1:00-3:00 PM (3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29). No appointment is necessary.
      • All locations will have the Pfizer adult booster (for ages 12 and up). The Family Health & Wellness Center in Hartford will also offer the Pfizer primary booster series for children aged 6 mo-4 years, and the Pfizer primary and booster for pediatric patients aged 5-11 years.
      • These events are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $189,922 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.
  • 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
  • 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 offer same day walk-in access for behavioral health services. To best support our patients, first-time evaluations are conducted face to face or virtually Monday–Friday: 9:00 AM–3:30 PM. We value your time and are dedicated to providing excellent service in a timely manner.
  • NEW! Intensive Outpatient Program for Children and Adolescents to help address complex behavioral health challenges.

  • 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
  • Addiction services, including medication-assisted treatment
  • Complementary medicine for pain management
    • 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
    • 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, Plainville and Waterbury 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.



A digital campaign to recruit foster families for youth in Waterbury and eight surrounding towns is designed to educate prospective parents about opportunities to foster youth—for shorter durations—right in their own communities.
COVID-19 booster shot clinics will be offered to the public at Wheeler’s five Family Health & Wellness Centers on Wednesdays in March, as well as the Plainville Senior Center through Wheeler’s Mobile Family Health & Wellness Center, on March 20 and April 10.
The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut recommends a multi-step plan to keep your family safe during emergencies.
Wheeler is offering a TIP-MAPP course on March 15 starting at 6 pm for individuals interested in becoming foster parents for youth in Waterbury and surrounding towns.
A February 10, 2023 WSHU Public Radio story highlights how community health centers in Connecticut serve individuals and families and strategies for strengthening this system moving forward.
The holiday season can be challenging for families under the best of circumstances. For youth in foster care, the season may be even harder because of past loss, the absence of family rituals, uncertainty about the future, and a strong yearning to belong. Here are some tips for making the most of the holiday season with your foster child.
Four organizations and several individuals were recognized by Wheeler today for outstanding support of its mission at the organization’s 12th Annual Hands & Hearts event, held virtually.
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Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Center at 855 Lakewood Road in Waterbury offers Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP): small therapy groups for children and adolescents that meet frequently each week to address mental health issues and help participants acquire coping and communication skills.
A new Wheeler program serving youth and families in nine cities and towns in Greater Waterbury is actively and urgently recruiting foster families who can provide stable, safe, caring environments for youth for shorter durations. Funded by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, the program serves children and youth ages 6 to 17 right in their own communities.
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