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Programs & Services

Programs & ServicesWhen people in Eastern Connecticut need help with behavioral health – whether for psychiatric illness or chemical dependency – they turn to Natchaug Hospital.


Natchaug's Network of Care

1. Enfield:
Joshua Center Enfield
Hartford County: Enfield (Joshua Center Enfield)Tolland County: Vernon (RiverEast Adult Treatment); Mansfield (Inpatient Units, Joshua Center Mansfield, Journey House, Sachem House Adult TreatmentWindham County: Joshua Center Windham CDT; Danielson (Joshua Center Northeast); Dayville (Quinebaug Adult Treatment)
Middlesex County: Old Saybrook (Joshua Center Shoreline)New London County: Norwich (Joshua Center Thames Valley and Hickory Schools); Groton (Care Plus, Joshua Center Southeast)
2. Dayville:
Quinebaug Adult
Treatment
3. Vernon:
RiverEast Adult Treatment
4. Danielson:
Joshua Center Northeast
5. Mansfield:
Inpatient Units, Joshua Center Mansfield, Journey House, Sachem House Adult Treatment
6. Windham:
Joshua Center Windham CDT
7. Norwich:
Joshua Center Thames Valley and Hickory Street Schools
9. Groton:
Care Plus, Joshua Center Southeast
 
The main campus of Natchaug Hospital is a 70-bed facility in Mansfield Center. This beautiful building's complex is the original heart of a network of services that includes treatment programs in ten communities, making it possible for people from throughout Eastern Connecticut to receive quality care close to home.
10. Old Saybrook:
Joshua Center Shoreline

 

Natchaug’s inpatient treatment facility is located at:

Natchaug Hospital
189 Storrs Road
Mansfield Center, CT 06250
860-456-1311 or 800-426-7792
Click here for a map and driving directions

Inpatient Treatment

Natchaug Hospital provides a wide range of psychiatric and substance-abuse treatment for children, adolescents and adults at our 57-bed Mansfield Center inpatient facility. The highly qualified, experienced and dedicated professional staff of Natchaug Hospital provides expert care in a supportive, therapeutic setting – helping people regain their stability and return as soon as possible to their own homes.

Journey House

In 2004, Natchaug Hospital opened a 13-bed transitional living community on its Mansfield Center campus to provide intensive, comprehensive mental health treatment and special education for court-involved adolescent girls.

Adult Day and Evening Treatment

When people need intensive, comprehensive treatment for psychiatric and chemical dependency issues but do not need inpatient or residential hospital care, Natchaug offers intensive, structured clinical treatment in programs that may include up to six hours of treatment a day, five days a week.

These intensive treatment programs can help prevent the need for hospitalization. They can also help people make the transition to home after inpatient or residential treatment. Natchaug brings this clinical care closer to people’s homes by offering programs throughout Eastern Connecticut.

For adults, Natchaug offers four partial hospital and intensive outpatient day and evening treatment programs:

View a brochure describing the Adult Day Treatment Programs

For a map and driving directions, click on a location

Young Adult Program

The Young Adult Program is where 18- to 25-year olds can feel comfortable dealing with the issues that are unique to their stage of life. The Program serves men and women in this age group who are struggling due to mental illness, occupational or educational problems, relationship issues, family conflict, addictions or other influences that interfere with their day-to-day functioning.

In order to minimize conflicts with school or work, the program is run Monday through Friday during the afternoon. The length of treatment generally runs six to eight weeks depending on the individual needs of the patient.

Although patients are not required to inform their family of their treatment, the decision about whether or not to involve their family is an important one. Patients are encouraged to include anyone who will be a support to them throughout treatment.

For young adults, Natchaug Hospital offers three partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient locations:

View a brochure describing the Young Adult Program

For a map and driving directions, click on a location

For more information on the Young Adult Program or to schedule an evaluation, please call
1-800-426-7792.

Joshua Centers: Day and Evening Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Natchaug's Joshua Center Programs treat children as young as six and as old as 17 who are struggling with psychiatric or substance abuse issues, but do not require inpatient care. The intensive, structured clinical treatment offers three to four hours of treatment up to five days a week.

These intensive treatment programs can help prevent the need for hospitalization. They can also help people make the transition to home after inpatient or residential treatment. Natchaug brings this clinical care closer to people’s homes by offering programs throughout Eastern Connecticut.

For children and adolescents, Natchaug offers seven partial hospital and intensive outpatient day treatment programs:

View a brochure describing the Joshua Programs

View a brochure describing The Seven Challenges® adolescent substance abuse program

For a map and driving directions, click on a location

Special Education, Clinical Day Treatment

Natchaug’s clinical day treatment programs, which are approved by the Connecticut Department of Education, offer special education services to students in grades 1–12 whose social, emotional or behavioral health problems prevent them from functioning successfully in a regular school environment.

Each student’s individual academic and clinical treatment plan is designed to address their special needs and return them to their regular schools as soon as possible. Natchaug’s special education programs are offered at eight locations:

Natchaug also provides special education services to the Norwich Board of Education’s Hickory Street School.

School Calendars are available below:

View a brochure describing the Joshua Programs

View a brochure describing the Natchaug Hospital School

For a map and driving directions, click on a location

Extended Day Treatment for Children and Adolescents

This special program, funded in part by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, supports children and adolescents who have emotional or behavioral health issues that put them at risk of needing psychiatric residential or inpatient care. The Extended Day Treatment program is particularly helpful for children with special needs who are in foster care.

Psychological Services Department


View a brochure describing Psychological Evaluations for Children and Adolescents

 

Natchaug Hospital's Psychological Services Department works with the Connecticut justice system to provide evaluations for juvenile courts in Willimantic and Waterford. The Juvenile Justice Intermediate Evaluations (JJIE) and Department of Children and Families Intermediate Evaluations (DCFIE) are comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluations for court-involved children and youth.

The Psychological Services Department also provides psychological assessments for children and adolescents admitted to the inpatient unit, as well as evaluations for the Journey House residential treatment center and Clinical Day Treatment schools. The department also coordinates psychiatric, psychological, and neuropsychological evaluations for public schools, and offers a practicum placement for students pursuing their doctoral degree in clinical psychology.

IICAPS (Intensive In-Home Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services)


View a brochure describing the IICAPS Program

Click here for a map and driving directions
 

Natchaug Hospital’s Norwich-based program is one of 18 IICAPS programs run by other agencies around the state, all participating in training and quality assurance with IICAPS Services at the Yale University Child Study Center. Developed to help meet the needs of families with children with persistent psychiatric disorders, the program typically lasts six months with two to three meetings per week in the home.

IICAPS Services are paid for by the Connecticut Behavioral Health Program, (CT-BHP) or CSSD.


Services

Psychiatric, Psychological & Neuropsychological Evaluations for Schools


View a brochure describing Psychiatric, Psychological & Neuropsychological Evaluations for Schools
 

Psychiatric, Psychological, and Neuropsychological evaluations are often helpful to school districts when there are concerns about an aspect of a student’s functioning that impacts his or her presentation or performance at school. Natchaug Hospital provides evaluations to generate information that can aid in determining if a student has a disability requiring supportive services at school. Such evaluations also provide further information to the planning and placement team about the identified areas of concern and suggest appropriate interventions for remediation.

Natchaug Hospital’s clinical teams use a variety of interview techniques and assessment tools to generate recommendations for school interventions and follow up care. Psychiatric, Psychological and Neuropsychological evaluations can be requested to gain information and insight on:

  • School avoidance
  • Social functioning
  • Emotional Functioning
  • Psychiatric diagnoses
  • Behavior problems
  • Level of risk
  • Learning, academic, cognitive functioning

For more information or to make a referral, contact:

Michelle LoFurno, Psy.D., Director of Psychological Services
860-465-5931
Jill Bourbeau, Director of School Programs
860-465-5908


Community Partners

Natchaug Hospital's Community Partners include:



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For more information

If you’d like more information about Natchaug Hospital and its community network of services, please call 800-426-7792 or 860-456-1311, or any of our sites.

Natchaug Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a member of Hartford HealthCare. Natchaug Hospital is licensed by the State of Connecticut, and its special education programs are approved by the Bureau of Special Education.

Natchaug Hospital is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization funded in part by private contributions.

Natchaug Hospital participates in most insurance and managed care programs and is approved by Medicaid and Medicare.