At Rushford, the challenges of addiction and mental health issues are met by the passion of specialists who treat every client with care, compassion and respect — throughout their time with us, and even after.

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Helping others isn't just what we do. It's who we are. We are one of Connecticut's leading providers of addiction and mental health services. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Rushford is nationally recognized for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs.

Changing lives, saving lives. Every year, right here in Connecticut, we meet more than 6,600 children, adults and families dealing with the devastating effects of addiction and mental health issues. Many benefit highly from our prevention and wellness programs, while more than half receive treatment in our evidence-based outpatient and residential programs, including our remarkable Stonegate residential treatment center for adolescent boys.

A Hartford HealthCare Center of Excellence, and a leader in substance use prevention and treatment for more than 40 years, Rushford has been recognized by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for its research-based treatment models and proven prevention initiatives.


Prevention and Wellness Assessment, Acute Care and Evaluation (Detox), Residential Addiction Treatment, Partial Hospital Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Crisis Evaluation and Stabilization, Community Support Programs for Spanish-speaking clients.

Fast Facts (FY 2015)

President: Patricia A. Rehmer, SVP, Behavioral Health
Residential days: 35,381
Outpatient visits (PHP/IOP/OP): 149,169
Employees: 370
Volunteers: 7
Residents/Fellows: 2
Operating revenue: $30.1 million 



  • Became the first behavioral health provider within Hartford HealthCare to offer a comprehensive program for the administration of Narcan for opiate overdoses.
  • Opened Parker North in Meriden, an all-female home providing opportunity for community living to women discharged from several state hospitals.
  • Detox unit in Middletown added three beds, bringing the total number of detox beds to 19, expanding access to care for clients.
  • Named a clinical training site for psychiatry by the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.
  • Rushford/BHN marketing and communications team recognized as the Best in New England by the New England Society of Health Care Communicators (NESHCo) for its National Dialogue on Mental Health (NDMH) community relations campaign.

Rushford Locations: 

  • Avon

    Comprehensive and discreet addiction recovery services in an outpatient setting for adults 18 and over

  • Glastonbury

    Intensive outpatient substance use and addiction treatment programs for adolescents and adults.

  • Meriden

    Comprehensive behavioral health treatment, substance use and addiction treatment and prevention programs for all ages. Community support services for adults. Latino outreach and services in both Spanish and English.

  • Durham

    The Durham location houses our Rushford at Stonegate & Rushford Academy programs. Residential substance us and addiction programs for adolescent males. Continued Secondary education assistance provided.

  • Middletown

    Inpatient and substance us and addiction treatment programs for adult men and women.

  • Cheshire

    Rushford’s Cheshire office offers specialized assistance for adults in need of addiction and supportive services. Programs cater to the busy professional in need of flexible scheduling and the utmost privacy.

  • Portland

    Intermediate residential substance use and addiction treatment programs for adult men and women.

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