Eligibility: The program provides services to men and women 18 years of age and older who are who have mental health issues or co-occurring (substance use and mental health) issues. Individuals who are unable to successfully engage in-group treatment because of mental health problems, or whose substance use is determined to be secondary to mental health problems are eligible for services.
How to Get Into Treatment: The program is available for immediate or direct admission. Calls can be made to the Foundation's Access Center to coordinate transfers from other programs or direct admissions by dialing (203) 781-4357. In addition, the Foundation's Access Center has walk-in hours (8:00 a.m.-12p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Friday) for all individuals seeking admission to the Foundation’s programs and individuals are seen on a first come first serve basis during these hours.
Individual’s seeking admission participate in a 1:1 evaluation with a Master’s trained and licensed clinician, lasting 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the type of services that may be indicated. Upon completion of the evaluation and a review of the assessment tools.
ChildWatch Services: The APT Foundation provides a safe environment, free-of-charge, for your child while you are at the Clinic receiving treatment or being evaluated for your behavioral healthcare needs. ChildWatch is available only while you are at the Clinic receiving services. Please be aware that we are not a licensed daycare/childcare facility. You must remain in the Clinic while your child is being watched. Children 8-weeks to 5-years of age are eligible to use services.
Payment: At the APT Foundation, money shouldn't be a barrier to your treatment. Medicaid, Managed Medicaid, Charter Oak, Medicare, and all private insurance carriers are accepted. If you are uninsured, the APT Foundation has a sliding scale payment policy that makes treatment affordable for everyone.
Length of Program: Length of stay and frequency of contact is determined based on each individual’s unique needs.
- Outpatient Services
Program Type: Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic
Program Capacity: Access Center operates without a census cap and does not maintain waiting lists. Individuals that are eligible for services are accepted immediately.
1 Long Wharf Drive, Suite 10
New Haven, CT 06511
Main Phone: (203) 781-4357
Main Fax: (203) 781-4705
Hours of Operation:
5- days per week
Walk-in Evaluation hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00am - 12 noon and Friday 8:00am - 10:00 am
Counseling Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, with Evening hours Wednesday & Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:00 pm
Description of Services Offered: Access Center is highly committed to engage and retain individuals in services while employing strategies to assist in understanding and embracing substance use disorder and mental health issues as chronic diseases. Services are non-confrontational and built on establishing a relationship with mutual respect and dignity.
Group therapy is the primary form of treatment at the Access Center. Individual therapy is viewed as adjunctive to the group driven format and is available based on each individual's needs. Group programming schedules are developed weekly to address the changing needs of our clients. Psychiatric services are available on-site for individual’s who will benefit from them.
We recognize that individuals have different needs and varying degrees of commitment to treatment services. As such, the Access Center offers a unique open access program that provides flexibility to meet individual treatment needs.
While employing motivational and engagement strategies individuals are provided evidenced based counseling strategies, assessed for co-occurring disorders and provided resources to assist with linkage to community supports. Staff members are highly trained in a number of evidenced based practices including motivational interviewing, stages of change theory, cognitive behavioral theory, twelve step facilitation, co-occurring disorders, Seeking Safety and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model.
The Access Center collaborates closely with referral agencies, community supports, and family members, as appropriate, to assist individuals in establishing their individual recovery goals. Clients in the program will have access to the APT Foundation’s vocational programming and be eligible to receive primary care services at Central Medical Unit
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Referral to Other Agencies. If the Access Center screening or evaluation determines that the APT Foundation does not have the appropriate program to address the person’s needs, our staff will work closely with that individual to refer them to the appropriate resource within the community.
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Length of Program: Length of stay and frequency of contact is determined based on each person's unique needs with a minimum recommendation of weekly attendance for 12 weeks. Individuals that need more intensive outpatient treatment services can be recommended to attend 5 days/week for up to 3 hours/day.
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- Intensive Outpatient Program (I.O.P)
- Groups Schedule