Hispanic Clinic/La Clínica Hispana

The Hispanic Clinic provides culturally competent and recovery-oriented mental health and addiction services to the Latino/a population. We are committed to fostering an environment of wellness, empowerment, professionalism and collaboration.

The Hispanic Clinic of the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) is a collaborative endeavor of the Yale University Department of Psychiatry and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Since its inception in 1973, the Hispanic Clinic has served the mental health and substance use needs of the monolingual adult Latino population of the greater New Haven area. The clinic staff, many from different Latin American countries, is bilingual / bicultural and representative of the diversity within the Latino culture. Clients are self-referred, referred by health care facilities, and/or agencies in the local community. The Hispanic Clinic also serves as the headquarters for the Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System (CT LBHS), a coalition of agencies committed to the development and provision of accessible, and culturally and linguistically competent behavioral health services for the Latino community of Greater New Haven and surrounding areas.

The Hispanic Clinic provides outpatient services in the following modalities: triage (initial evaluations for clients referred to the clinic to determine best treatment options), outpatient services (individual and/or group psychotherapy), the Ambulatory Specific Adjunctive Program (providing intensive support three days per week, in addition to outpatient services), and specialized treatment for co-occurring disorders. All clients are evaluated by a psychiatrist, presented to a multidisciplinary treatment team, and then assigned to a primary clinician who works with her/his psychiatrists within a collaborative consultation model. In addition, clients have access to a range of consumer initiatives, rehabilitation, vocational, educational, and preventive programming offered through the Connecticut Mental Health Center Community Services Network (CSN) and the CT LBHS.

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