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Connecticut Mental Health Center

About CMHC

Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), founded in 1966, is one of the oldest community mental health centers in the United States.

An enduring collaboration between the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services and the Yale University Department of Psychiatry, CMHC provides recovery-oriented mental health services for over 4,000 people in the Greater New Haven area each year. As a training site for the Yale Department of Psychiatry, the Center hosts trainees in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, and chaplaincy. CMHC is also a center for scientific research into the causes of, and treatments for, mental illness and substance use disorders.

CMHC embraces the highest values of citizenship, partnership, clinical excellence, and an abiding commitment to the people it serves.

CMHC COVID-19 Response


If you need assistance, please call (203) 974-7300. We continue to see clients through telehealth and limited in-person service.


Ask your medical provider if you are eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. For information about the vaccine, click here. At this time, we are actively promoting the vaccine for our staff. Safety is our top priority and we believe the vaccine is safe and effective.

Knowledge is Power

When it comes to staying healthy in the COVID-19 pandemic, knowledge is power. Click to view our “Knowledge is Power” posters in English and Spanish.

Tips for staying safe:

  • Wear a mask in public at all times.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Keep at least 6 feet away from others.