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Transitions
Clinic

 

Patients in Connecticut:
-Call Jerry Smart at 203.850.2449 (New Haven)
-call latoya benton at 203.907.8141 (Bridgeport)
 

 

Transitions Clinic cares for individuals with chronic diseases recently released from prison.

Each clinic site is staffed by a culturally-competent clinician and a community health worker with a history of incarceration. 

We see patients who have been released from prison in the last six months and have a chronic medical condition and/or are over the age of 50. If you're looking for an appointment, please call us.

For more about our program, see these stories in the New Haven Independent, NPR and New York Times.

And watch our video below:
 

Why formerly incarcerated community health workers?

 

Mass incarceration creates immense barriers to employment for people with a history of incarceration. Transitions Clinic seeks to break this cycle by providing meaningful healthcare careers to formerly incarcerated individuals. Our community workers use their lived experience to bridge the healthcare gap for the sickest and most vulnerable patients. By leveraging cultural competence, community health workers build unique trust with patients, which results in enhanced primary care engagement and reduced Emergency Department utilization.

Meet our community health workers here.

 
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Our Connecticut Sites

 
 

Transitions Clinic-New Haven at Yale

Yale Primary Care Center
789 Howard Ave.
New Haven, CT 06519

  • Easy access to comprehensive primary care
  • Community health workers with a history of incarceration
  • Legal needs navigation through Yale Law School medical-legal partnership
  • Referral to Specialty Care, Mental Health Services, Employment, and Housing
  • Close partnerships with local reentry organizations to address social determinants of health
  • Linkages with correctional partners to provide continuity of care

    Call Jerry Smart at 203.850.2449

     
     

    Transitions Clinic-New Haven at Cornell Scott

    Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
    420 Columbus Ave.
    New Haven, CT 06519

    • Easy access to comprehensive primary care
    • Community health workers with a history of incarceration
    • Wrap-around behavioral health and dental services
    • Legal needs navigation through Yale Law School medical-legal partnership
    • Close partnerships with local reentry organizations to address social determinants of health
    • Referral to Specialty Care, Mental Health Services, Employment, and Housing
    • Linkages with correctional partners to provide continuity of care

    Call Monya Harris at 203.850.2449

     
     

    Transitions Clinic-Bridgeport

    Reentry Resource Center
    480 Bond St.
    Bridgeport, CT 06610

    • Easy access to comprehensive primary care
    • Community health workers with a history of incarceration
    • Referral to Specialty Care, Mental Health Services, Employment, and Housing
    • Linkages with correctional partners to provide continuity of care
    • Close partnerships with local reentry organizations to address social determinants of health

    Call Latoya Benton at 203.907.8141

    For sites outside of Connecticut, please visit the Transitions Clinic Network site.

     

     

    The Burden of Disease Behind Bars

     

    Source: David Cloud. On Life Support: Public Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration. New York, NY: Vera Institute of Justice, 2014.