Our mission is to build comprehensive coordinated and efficient integrated health care services across our sponsoring agencies and communities.
• We are an integral part of the health services industry in the communities that we serve.
• We are advocates for efficient and high quality service delivery to help build capacity.
Compassion. We practice compassion in all of the work that we do to serve clients within our partner organizations.
Collaboration. We have a strong willingness and ability to collaborate with our partner agencies and communities.
Innovation. We are committed to supporting and implementing innovative strategies to assist our partner organizations in meeting their goals.
Efficiency. We strive to produce outcomes using a straightforward and efficient approach.
In 1996, Birmingham Group Health Services, Inc., Bridges…A Community Support System, Inc., and Harbor Health Services, Inc. came together to form a unique and dynamic behavioral healthcare partnership to meet the emerging needs of citizens living and working in their region, while addressing the long-term challenges and opportunities presented by a continually changing healthcare environment. In 2012, BGHS and HHSI merged to create BHcare.
Both CommuniCare agencies are licensed, nationally accredited and are designated by the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services as Local Mental Health Authorities. With additional funding from the Department of Social Services, Department of Developmental Services, Department of Children and Families, as well as local and private sources, these agencies provide a comprehensive range of recovery-based psychiatric and substance abuse services for adults and children.
CommuniCare agency services are primarily provided for the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, West Haven, and Woodbridge. Combined, the communities served by CommuniCare cover a population of more than 320,000 individuals.