Connecticut Mental Health Center
(203) 974-7300; (203) 974-7328 (voice) or (203) 361-3370 (videophone) for individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired; (203) 974-5800 (Espanola)
Organization: Community mental health center funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and managed in collaboration with the Yale Department of Psychiatry.
Serving: Mainly individuals who are uninsured and have severe mental health or substance use conditions.
Age Range: 18 years or older (with the exception of the West Haven Mental Health, PRIME and STEP Clinics, which serve individuals under the age of 18)
Locations: New Haven and West Haven
Services and Programs
La Clinica Hispana (The Hispanic Clinic)
Provides outpatient mental health and addiction services to monolingual, Spanish-speaking Latino individuals 18 years and older living in the greater New Haven area. The clinic staff is bilingual/bicultural and representative of the diversity of Latino culture.
Substance Abuse Treatment Unit (SATU)
Provides outpatient mental health and addiction services to adults living in the greater New Haven area. Services include: Psychiatric evaluation, medication management, individual and group treatment, MAT, acupuncture. Services are available in English and Spanish.
West Haven Mental Health Clinic
Provides outpatient psychiatric services to children, adolescents and young adults living in the greater New Haven area. The Child and Adolescent Service offers priority access to children and adolescents 3 to 17 years of age living in the City of West Haven. The Young Adult Service provides priority access to young adults 18 to 24 years of age being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, as well as young adults leaving the care of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.
Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP)
Provides early detection and comprehensive care to individuals with recent onset psychosis who live in the greater New Haven area. The program accepts individuals from 16 to 35 years of age.
Peer Support at CMHC
Provides individual and group support to people with mental illness and substance use disorders who are inpatient and outpatient clients at CMHC. Support is provided by people with lived experience of those conditions.
Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic (ForDD)
Provides outpatient addiction and co-occurring mental health services to individuals in the criminal justice system, aged 18 years and older and living in the greater New Haven area. Services offered include diagnostic evaluation, crisis management, pharmacotherapy, case management, harm reduction, individual therapy, and group therapy.
Serves youth and young adults ages 12 to 30 who are at risk for developing psychosis. The clinic offers supportive therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, family therapy, and medication as needed.
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