- Non Profit
- Individual & Family Social Services
Established in 1871, Hartford Dispensary is a private, nonprofit behavioral healthcare organization that provides mental health, substance abuse treatment, prevention, community health services and research. The agency was originally founded as an outpatient medical facility chartered specifically to provide medical services to the poor and indigent residing in the greater Hartford area.
After a long and distinguished history of providing traditional medical, surgical, dental, and social services the agency changed it's focus in 1971 to the delivery of outpatient behavioral health care services. Since that time, the agency has developed medication assisted treatment services, substance abuse prevention programs, and infectious disease services. For many years the agency has actively participated in pharma logical and behavioral research protocols. At present the agency treats over 5000 patients per day within its network of nine (9) statewide clinics.