Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Community Leaders Attend Wheeler Health & Wellness Center, Bristol, Open House

Mar 15, 2016
Lt. Gov. Nancy WymanKenneth Rhee, MDPhotos, from left: 

Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, and Susan Walkama, LCSW, president and chief executive officer, Wheeler Clinic. 

Kenneth Rhee, M.D., chief medical officer, Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, Inc., and Susan Walkama, LCSW, president and chief executive officer, Wheeler Clinic. Bristol Hospital is a Wheeler Health & Wellness Center, Bristol community partner.


Bristol, Conn. – (March 15, 2016) - Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and more than 50 local community and health care leaders attended an open house on March 14 at the Wheeler Health & Wellness Center, 10 North Main Street, Bristol, to celebrate Wheeler’s federally qualified health care center (FQHC) designation and expansion to Hartford, New Britain and surrounding communities. Wyman and Bristol Hospital were recognized for their extraordinary support of Wheeler’s commitment to build health equity in medically-underserved communities and reduce health disparities among Connecticut’s most vulnerable citizens through the delivery of high quality, integrated, patient-centered health care services.   

The expansion was approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Wheeler’s Health & Wellness Center in Bristol achieved FQHC designation in August 2015. 

For the complete story about Wheeler’s FQHC expansion to Hartford, New Britain and surrounding communities, click here

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Wheeler Clinic - Wheeler provides comprehensive solutions that address complex health issues, providing individuals, families and communities with accessible, innovative care that encourages recovery, health and growth at all stages of life.  Our integrated approach to primary and behavioral health, education and recovery creates measurable results, positive outcomes and hopeful tomorrows for more than 30,000 individuals across Connecticut each year. Learn more: www.wheelerclinic.org.

Wheeler Health & Wellness Center - The Wheeler Health & Wellness Center at 10 North Main Street, Bristol, is open to the public Monday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins for primary care services welcome. Dental services, provided by a registered dental hygienist, are available. Call for an appointment. The Wheeler Health & Wellness Center provides an array of behavioral health and medical health care services to individuals and families, including primary and walk-in care for all ages; well-child care and immunizations; physical examinations; women’s health; integrated behavioral health care; on-site preventive dental care and coordination and referral for dental care and specialty health care services; and tobacco cessation services and support. Services are available in English and Spanish. Medicaid, Medicare and commercial health insurance are welcome for primary care services, and a sliding fee scale is available. Dental services insurance coverage varies. Additional funding for the Wheeler Health & Wellness Center is provided by the United Way of West Central Connecticut and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For information, call 860.584.6555.

Media Contact: 
John Sponauer
Vice President of Communications
Wheeler Clinic
860.793.4450 (Office)
jsponauer@wheelerclinic.org