The Hispanic Clinic
The Hispanic Clinic provides culturally appropriate mental health and addiction services to the Latino/a community. We are committed to fostering an environment of wellness, empowerment, professionalism and collaboration.
Excellence and Dignity in Latino Mental Health and Addiction Services
The Hispanic Clinic of the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), is a collaborative endeavor of the Yale University Department of Psychiatry and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Since its inception in 1973, the Hispanic Clinic has served the mental health and addiction needs of the monolingual Latino community of the greater New Haven area. The clinic staff is bilingual/bicultural and representative of the diversity of the Latino cultures. Clients are self referred or referred by health care facilities and/or agencies in the community.
The Hispanic Clinic provides services through the following treatment programs: triage, outpatient services, the Ambulatory Specific Adjunctive Program (ASAP), and specialty groups (alcohol, domestic violence and co-occurring disorders). All clients are evaluated by a psychiatrist and are assigned to bilingual/bicultural clinicians. In addition, clients have access to rehabilitation, educational and prevention programs. Clinicians also facilitate referrals to community resources, including vocational agencies, health care providers and consumer initiatives.
The Hispanic Clinic is a training site for the Department of Psychiatry Residency Program of the Yale School of Medicine. The clinic also houses the APA approved Latino track pre-doctoral psychology fellowship of the Division of Psychology/Yale School of Medicine. In addition, the clinic serves as a training site for practicum students, social work interns and psychology post-doctoral fellows.
In line with the teaching mission of the Connecticut Mental Health Center and the Yale School of Medicine, research is conducted at the Hispanic Clinic. Current projects include research on therapeutic alliance and treatment satisfaction, personality disorders, co-occurring disorders, diabetes, and eating disorders.
Clients must be 18 years and older, monolingual, receiving state assistance or without entitlements and in need of mental health and/or addiction services. Fees are based on the ability to pay.
For information or referral
Contact the Hispanic Clinic at 203-974-5800 or the Hispanic Clinic Leadership Group:
Hector Lizcano, LCSW
The clinic is located at 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT. 06519. Telephone is answered in Spanish and English.