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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, strengths-based interventions tailored to your needs as you seek healing and support in recreating your life.



Our Services

CHC’s Integrated Behavioral Health/Recovery Services include bilingual, bi-cultural clinicians and Community Health Workers dedicated to providing immediate brief crisis assessment and stabilization interventions for walk-in clients as well as ongoing individual and group therapies appropriate for each client’s needs.


•  Friend Zone
Tuesdays 11:00 - 12:00 p.m., in Room 139

•  Kim’s Crocheting to Relax
Tuesdays 12:00 - 3:00 p.m., in Room 139

Life College with interpreter options
Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 p.m., in Room 139

•   Anger Management Thursdays
 - Spanish: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Room 139
 - English: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Room 139

•   Writing Circle
 Fridays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., in Room 139

•   Advanced Crocheting
 Fridays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., in Room 139

•   Emotional Release Group with
 interpreter options

 Fridays 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., in the Wellness Center


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 Licensed Clinician or Community Support Worker.

Psychiatric Medication evaluations, by appointment only, after individual is initially evaluated by a clinician are scheduled Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at 1049 Main St. Our Primary Care doctors and Nurse Practitioners
also prescribe basic Psychiatric medications.

Medication Assisted Treatment for Recovery clients: Mondays 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. for initial consultations with our Chief Medical Officer,
Dr. Grund at 1049 Main Street in Springfield.

Vivitrol shots are scheduled after the initial consult Monday-Friday  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 1049 Main St., Springfield, Massachusetts.


All individuals receiving Medication Assisted Treatment are required to attend at least 2 therapies per week, group and individual to achieve optimum support for their healing journey toward creating a new life.


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Integrated Behavioral Health
/Recovery Services


Who we are


Stephen Grund, MD
Chief Medical Officer
MAT waivered

sgrund@caringhealth.org

Jane K. Desmarais, LICSW
Director
Behavioral Health/Recovery Dept.
jdesmarais@caringhealth.org

Kathryn Proulx, Ph.D.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
MAT waivered
kproulx@caringhealth.org

Brian Beauvais
Physician’s Assistant
MAT waivered
bbeauvais@caringhealth.org

Zainab Abdi, LICSW
Clinical Supervisor
(Arabic, Somali, English)
zabdi@caringhealth.org

Bhuwan Gautam, M.P.A.
Community Support Program
(Nepali, English)
bgautam@caringhealth.org

Brittney Meadows, BSW
Community Support Program
(English)

Elba Mendez
Community Support Program
(Spanish, English)
emendez@caringhealth.org

Pedro Rosado
Certified Peer Recovery Coach
Medical Assistant
(Spanish, English)
prosado@caringhealth.org

Yusus Al Juboori
Community Support Program
(Arabic, English)

Nircia del Rosario-Melendez, LCSW
Clinician
(Spanish, English)
ndelrosario@caringhealth.org

Debbi Strauss, RN
Medication Assisted Treatment
Nurse Care Manager
(English)

Kenia Gonzalez
Associate in Social Services
Registration and Authorization Specialist
kgonzalez@caringhealth.org

Luz Palermo
Community Support Program
(Spanish, English)
lpalermo@caringhealth.org

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