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Adolescent Mental Health Services

REACH Program

Bridgeport Hospital’s REACH Program offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for children, adolescents and adults. The IOPs provide group-based treatment programs for those in need of intensive therapeutic services following a psychiatric hospitalization or to prevent a hospitalization. The programs are structured, supportive and use a variety of group therapy interventions within a nurturing environment to help patients achieve their treatment goals. 

The Adolescent IOP provides treatment to adolescents ages 13-17 with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems. Held in the afternoon, the program provides three hours of group-based therapy 4 days a week for a period of up to 8 weeks. The Adolescent IOP meets Monday - Thursday, 2 pm - 5 pm. Families are required to attend the Multi-Family Support Group each Thursday.

REACH is located at 1558 Barnum Ave in Bridgeport, in the Barnum Avenue Business Center. For more information about our services, call 203-384-3377.

Who May Need Our Help?

Youth with the following symptoms may benefit from treatment: 

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic suicidal ideation and/or self-injurious behaviors
  • ADHD
  • Psychotic disorder
  • Depressive, bi-polar and related disorders
  • Stress-related disorder
  • School avoidance

Our Staff

The treatment team includes a board-certified psychiatrist, advanced practice and registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers, activity therapists and support staff.


Referrals are accepted from psychiatrists, therapists, primary care providers, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric treatment programs, pediatricians, school support staff, DCF or other healthcare providers. Self-referrals and family referrals are also encouraged. Call 203-384-3377 to make a referral. You can also request a referral form by emailing [email protected].


The REACH Program is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many commercial insurance plans.


Contact us for eligibility requirements for Medical Transportation.