About Bridges Healthcare

Since 1957, Bridges’ mental health and addiction recovery programs and services have helped adults, children, and families move toward healing, recovery, and renewal.

Bridges, a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, is unique in its ability to offer care and treatment for the whole family – children and adults – in the same location, which can make it easier to access services and afford better outcomes for all.

As the state-designated local mental health authority for Milford, Orange and West Haven, Bridges offers recovery-focused services to support individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness and addiction problems.

Several of our programs extend to serve residents of the surrounding communities of Ansonia, Bethany, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Stratford, and Woodbridge.

We also offer help to those who are dealing with short-term emotional and behavioral issues that come about due to the challenges and stresses of everyday life.

Our team consists of experienced behavioral health and primary care professionals who are dedicated to providing high quality care to some of our most vulnerable citizens.

Credentials and Accreditations

  • Licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health to provide mental health and addiction services to adults.
  • Licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide a range of clinical services for children.
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic

Bridges is designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic. This special designation enables Bridges to provide a comprehensive range of mental health and substance use services. Clinical and Wraparound Support Services offered through the CCBHC initiative include:

  • Assertive Community Treatment for individuals in need of a higher level of support including case management, peer recovery coaching, medication management and outpatient services
  • Mobile crisis services for adults and children that include overnight hours and on site evaluations

These services are available to all Bridges’ clients. Please contact your clinician, prescriber or case manager if you are interested in learning more.

Our Services

Adult Services

Whether you’re looking for mental health therapy, addiction recovery services, or integrated healthcare guidance, Bridges has the programs and support you need.

Youth and Young Adult Services

Bridges staff meet youth and young adults where they’re at to support the challenges of transitioning to the independence and responsibilities of adulthood.

Child & Family Services

Bridges is here to help you and your child navigate their mental health needs and provide the tools to support them so they can grow to reach their full potential.

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Your generosity provides a path to better mental health and wellness for individuals and families alike. By contributing to Bridges, you are supporting the well-being of our entire community!

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