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 over 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.

FY17 Fast Facts

President: Patricia A. Rehmer, SVP, Behavioral Health
Residential days: 35,549
Outpatient visits (PHP/IOP/OP): 84,264
Employees: 389
Interns: 45
Volunteers: 6
Residents/Fellows: 1
Operating revenue (FY 15): $32 million 


FY17 Accomplishments: 

  • The MATCH (Medication Assisted Treatment Close to Home) program continues to grow, with Natchaug adding services for teenagers and Rushford adding a new location in Avon. Rushford and Natchaug also continue to provide first responders, patients, family members and others with Narcan, a life-saving drug for overdose patients — and training on how to use it. 

  • Added recovery coaches to emergency departments at Backus Hospital, Windham Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center. Approximately 90 percent of drug and alcohol clients are now keeping their recovery appointments, compared to 20 percent prior. 

  • Because people with chronic health problems tend to have behavioral health conditions, the network expanded its Primary Care Behavioral Health initiative across Hartford HealthCare, with behavioral health professionals embedded into primary care practices. More than 80 percent of patients are keeping their follow-up behavioral health appointments and emergency room visits and inpatient stays are down. 

  • Launched first Behavioral Health Network Clinical Council to focus on the Zero Suicide initiative, which started at the Institute of Living and is being rolled out across the network. The national program includes best practices and tools for health systems. 

Rushford Treatment Centers and Locations


Intensive outpatient substance use and addiction treatment programs for adults.

35 Tower Lane, Avon, CT 06001
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Intensive outpatient substance use and addiction treatment programs for adults. 

680 South Main Street, Suite 204, Cheshire, CT 06410
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Durham - Rushford at Stonegate & Rushford Academy

Residential substance use and addiction programs for adolescent males. Continued Secondary education assistance provided.

459 Wallingford Road Durham, CT 06422
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Intensive outpatient substance use and addiction treatment programs for adolescents and adults,with Medication Assisted Treatment Close to Home (MATCH) for ages 16 and older. 

110 National Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033
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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. Medication Assisted Treatment Close to Home available for ages 16 and older. 

883 Paddock Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450
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Inpatient and substance us and addiction treatment programs for adult men and women.

1250 Silver Street, Middletown, CT 06457
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Portland - Stonehaven

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

325 Main Street, Portland, CT 06480
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