Wheeler to Absorb St. Francis’ Gengras Pediatric Primary Care Practice Patients

Jan 16, 2018

Wheeler Clinic, Connecticut’s leading behavioral health and primary care provider, is absorbing patients from the St. Francis Gengras Pediatric Primary Care practice in Hartford, which will be closing in early January 2018.  A comprehensive integrated care team will serve children and youth at Wheeler’s new Family Health & Wellness Center at 43 Woodland Street in Hartford starting January 9, 2018.

“Wheeler is steadfastly committed to meeting the whole-health needs of children and families,” said Susan Walkama, LCSW, president and chief executive officer, Wheeler. “The opening of Wheeler’s new Family Health & Wellness Center will accommodate St. Francis’ displaced patients and other patients with that same commitment. We look forward to caring for children and youth in this community.”

The Wheeler Family Health & Wellness pediatric team includes Dr. Mary Atubra, pediatric medical director; Andrea Buglione-Corbett, a family nurse practitioner; a pediatric nurse specialist; a pediatric care management team, and a behavioral health consultant. On-site services at this location include well-child care and immunizations; sick child visits; physical exams, on-site dental care and referrals to specialty services; behavioral health services; and care coordination and care management services.

The Wheeler Family Health & Wellness Center at 43 Woodland Street opened in January 2018, and provides primary care for all ages, comprehensive well-child care and pediatrics, women’s health care, complementary medicine, behavioral health services, dental care and coordination, treatment for addiction, including medication-assisted treatment for alcohol and opioid use, tobacco cessation, outpatient services and recovery supports. For information or to make an appointment, call 860.793.3500. For additional details, visit

Funding for the Wheeler Family Health & Wellness Center is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Improvements to the Family Health & Wellness Center are supported in part by the State of Connecticut Nonprofit Grant Program, the Connecticut Health & Educational Facilities Authority, the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, and the Ensworth Charitable Foundation. Wheeler is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).


Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, Wheeler provides comprehensive solutions that address complex health issues, providing individuals, families and communities with accessible, innovative care that encourages health, recovery 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.