Behavioral Health — (203) 573-7097


Behavioral Health of Waterbury Hospital is committed to meeting the behavioral health needs of our community. We treat all individuals, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual preference or socio-economic status. Our goals are to optimize the individual’s highest level of functioning, to promote recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders, and to lessen suffering through the delivery of high quality, compassionate and cost-effective treatment.

We employ a multidisciplinary approach, and encourage the patient to be an active participant in his or her own treatment. Through a blending of biologic and psychosocial modalities we endeavor to reduce distress, to educate, and to heal. We utilize state-of-the-art therapies that assist our clients in achieving their goals in a manner that preserves privacy and promotes personal dignity and hope. Acknowledging the importance of family, friends, faith communities and other support systems, we strive toward the creation of meaningful and collaborative relationships.

Behavioral Health of Waterbury Hospital views itself as an integral part of the fabric of the community. As such, we are committed to being responsive to our community and its culturally diverse populations, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We strive to ensure that our services are readily accessible to our community, not only for evaluation and treatment, but for educational and informational purposes, as well.

Behavioral Health’s clinical staff physicians are certified in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine or board-certified in psychiatry. Clinical staff includes certified substance abuse counselors and registered nurses with certifications in chemical-dependency.

Our programs include:

Adolescent (12-18) Behavioral Health Services

Addiction Services – West Main Behavioral Health

Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP)

Center for Geropsychiatry – services for ages 60 and up

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

Inpatient Services