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About Us

Natchaug Hospital is the primary provider of a regional system of care for children, adolescents and adults with mental illness and substance abuse problems.

The hospital's 57-bed facility in Mansfield Center, Connecticut, provides inpatient care for over 650 seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents as well as 1,300 adults in crisis each year. Journey House, a 13-bed residential treatment center for adolescent girls, is also operated by Natchaug Hospital on it’s Mansfield campus.

Natchaug's day hospital, after school and special education school programs provide treatment to more than 2,750 children, adolescents and adults each year through programs in Danielson, Dayville, Enfield, Groton, Mansfield, Montville, Norwich, Old Saybrook, and Vernon, Connecticut.

Founded in 1954, Natchaug Hospital is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Connecticut. Our special education programs are approved by Connecticut's Bureau of Special Education.

We participate in most insurance and managed care programs and we're approved by Medicaid and Medicare.

Natchaug is a member of Hartford HealthCare.


Mission, Vision & Core Values

Our Vision

Helping people find their way

Our Mission

The Mission of Natchaug Hospital is to provide a continuum of accessible, community-based services for those living with psychiatric illness, chemical dependency, or emotional and related educational disabilities with a commitment to the dignity and privacy of those needing services, empowering them to participate in their own care, education and recovery.

Core Values

Hartford HealthCare (HHC), in partnership with its member organizations, initiated a new vision for an integrated system of care to ensure that clients receive compassionate, seamless, comprehensive and coordinated care. Part of the integrated vision is the adoption of system-wide core values, developed with full participation from each of the HHC system members. These core values are Integrity, Caring, Excellence, Safety, and reflect our commitment to the people we help each and every day.

INTEGRITY: We Do the Right Thing
Our actions tell the world who we are and what we stand for. We act ethically and responsibly in everything we do and hold ourselves accountable for our behavior. We bring respect, openness, and honesty to our encounters with clients, families and coworkers and support the well-being of the communities that sustain us.

CARING: We Do the Kind Thing
Every Natchaug Hospital staff member touches the lives of the clients and families in our care. We treat everyone with kindness and compassion and strive to better understand and respond to the needs of a vibrant and diverse community.

EXCELLENCE: We Do the Best Thing
In Natchaug Hospital, only the best will do. We work as a team to bring experience, advanced technology and best practices to bear in providing the highest-quality care for our clients and families. We devote ourselves to excellence, professionalism, innovation and creativity in our work.

SAFETY: We Do the Safe Thing
Clients and families have placed their lives and health in our hands. Our first priority, and the first rule of medicine, is to protect them from harm. We believe that maintaining the highest safety standards is critical to delivering high-quality care and that a safe workplace protects us all.