Who we are

Jane K. Desmarais, LICSW

Director of Behavioral Health Department

jdesmarais@caringhealth.org

 

Zainab Abdi MSW, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor

zabdi@caringhealth.org

 

Nircia del Rosario-Melendez, LCSW

Clinician (Spanish, English)

ndelrosario@caringhealth.org

 

Ashley Adamski, LMHC

Clinician

aadamski@caringhealth.org

 

Ismael Cintron, LCSW

Clinician

icintron@caringhealth.org

 

Debbi Strauss, RN

Medication Assisted Treatment

Nurse Care Manager (English)

dstrauss@caringhealth.org

 

Luz Palermo

Community Health Worker

(Spanish, English)

lpalermo@caringhealth.org

 

Vince Carter

Peer Recovery Specialist

Community Health Worker

vcarter@caringhealth.org

 

Elba Mendez

Community Health Worker

(Spanish, English)

emendez@caringhealth.org

 

Kenia Gonzalez

Community Health Worker

(Spanish, English)

kgonzalez@caringhealth.org

 

Yannil Rivera

Registration and
Authorization Specialist

yrivera1@caringhealth.org

 

 

 

 

At Caring Health Center, we believe that your unique medical, behavioral health
and recovery needs and deserves the most effective treatment we can provide.

 

We believe that providing comprehensive, integrated care in a respectful,
non-judgmental environment allows you to choose your healing journey
and progress at your own pace. We accomplish this through trauma-informed,
strength-based interventions tailored to your needs as you seek healing
and support in recreating your life.

 

Services & Programs

CHC’s Integrated Behavioral Health/Recovery Services include bilingual,

bi-cultural clinicians and Community Health Workers dedicated to providing
immediate brief crisis assessments and stabilization interventions for walk-in
clients as well as ongoing individual and group therapies appropriate for
each client’s needs.

 

Support Groups

• BHALAKUSHARI/NEPALI GROUP

  Mondays  9:30 - 11:00 a.m., Room 139 Every other week

 

• FRIEND ZONE

  Tuesdays  11:00 - 12:00 p.m., Room 139 Sign-up

 

• ENGLISH RECOVERY FOR LIFE GROUP

   Wednesdays  11:00 - 12:00 p.m., Room 139

 

• MAT SHARED MEDICAL GROUP

  Thursdays  11:00 - 12:30 p.m., Room 139

 

• SPANISH RECOVERY FOR LIFE GROUP

   Thursdays  2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Room 139

 

• ANGER MANAGEMENT THURSDAYS

  Thursdays  3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sign-up

 

• WRITING CIRCLE

  Fridays  9:30 - 10:45 a.m., Room 139 Sign-up

 

WALK-IN HOURS FOR ESTABLISHED

MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT CLIENTS:

• Mondays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

• Wednesdays  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

• Fridays  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY APPOINTMENTS

Monday-Friday   8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with Spanish, Arabic, Somali, English speakingclinicians. Walk-ins seen if possible by a LicensedClinician or Community Health Worker.

 

Psychiatric Medication evaluations By appointment only after initial evaluation by a clinician. Primary Care doctors and Nurse Practitioners also prescribe basic Psychiatric medications. 1049 Main St., Springfield, MA.

 

Medication Assisted Treatment for Recovery

Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri.  8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Thursdays   8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

By appointment only.

1049 Main St., Springfield, MA.

 

Vivitrol injections

Scheduled after the initial consult.

Monday-Friday    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1049 Main St., Springfield, MA.

 

 

All individuals receiving Medication Assisted Treatment are required to attend at least 6 weeks of our Shared Medical Group, as well as Individual Therapy to achieve optimum support for their healing journey toward creating a new life. We make accommodations on an individual basis for individuals with full time employment.

 

To view a full list of our support groups and schedules, please click
the button below.

 

 

 

 

We believe a healthy outside, starts from the inside!
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For after hours service, please call:
(413) 739-1100


Para servicio después de horas de trabajo,
por favor llame al: (413) 739-1100

 

This health center 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).

 

 

LOCATIONS

1049 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103

532 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108

860 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01119

417 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA  01104

WIC OFFICES   413.693.1029

816 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01105

532 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108

1771 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01129

413.739.1100

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