Wheeler Clinic, Inc.

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91 Northwest Dr
Plainville, CT 06062
United States

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Monday 8 AM-8 PM
Tuesday 8 AM-8 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-8 PM
Thursday 8 AM-8 PM
Friday 8 AM-6 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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On any given day in Connecticut, there are thousands of children in foster care and more who need safe, loving homes. Wheeler Clinic’s Therapeutic Foster Care program provides 24-hour-a-day supported family homes to children and adolescents, primarily ages 6 through 17, needing a therapeutic level of foster care. The program also serves younger children as part of a sibling group and works with children over 18 years of age.

The program offers foster families training and ongoing support to help them provide a structured and nurturing environment to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect, and who may be experiencing symptoms related to trauma, loss and other behavioral health concerns.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care for children in Connecticut. Before you start, educate yourself and reach out to a foster care agency. Social workers recommend that you and other family members in your home feel ready before starting your foster journey. Caring for a foster child takes time, patience, and persistence.

Contact your local licensed child-placing agency or attend an orientation meeting to learn more about what fostering entails. They will inform you about foster parent requirements, common obstacles you might face, and unique challenges among foster children. All foster kids have experienced trauma. Training teaches foster parents how best to help foster children manage their feelings and feel secure.

You must meet minimum state requirements to qualify as a foster care provider in Connecticut. Foster parents must: 

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Offer a safe living environment
  • Pass a police and FBI background check
  • Maintain sufficient income to care for a family
  • Complete the 10-week training program
  • Provide a separate bed for the foster child
  • Complete the Home Study process
  • Have a clean driving record (pass a DMV check)

Kids of the same gender in a similar age range may share a bedroom.

Contact the Connecticut Department of Children and Families or a local child-placing agency for additional questions about foster parent requirements.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

2.6 / 5
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Mac 860
Jul 26, 2023

I used to be a patient thereMy experience is there are very unfair due to the fact that how they treat me and my medical insurance how they play with your money You are the hospital that gave me ozempic and now I'm suffering from gallbladder disease but don't worry because my team of lawyers will be contacting you very soon These people are the same people that would charge you an arm and a leg

Rating: 1

John Gulan
May 25, 2023

Most good therapists leave which leaves clients starting all over again. Seen 3 leave. Also their policies on some things were made up on the spot , as even the CEO didn't have an answer. They should NOT be tied to 211, and definitely not to be utilized for medication management. The company now does regular health as well as mental health and any phonecall you make there you will be stuck in a massive queue, sometimes with a 72 hour callback. The disorganization and "policy" issues are so bad. If you are a vet or have anything serious going on for yourself or anyone else in your family , don't go there... it will save you years of living through nonsense and incompetentcy. I wouldn't recommend anyone go there, let alone people I care about, which is a shame. They have two aprn there that don't have a collective clue how to treat or talk to patients. If a person without a degree can tell and know more about side effects than an aprn, going there is not healthy.
Who did their hiring? Their communication from therapy management and medication management across the board is worse than anyone could imagine.
I wouldn't go there again if someone paid me. The signs they have up say they are well rated and inclusive. They pretend, as they are not.

*And whoever from wheeler is replying to these reviews with the same regurgitated B.S., use chatgpt. I suspect it is the owner or CEO. Maybe your answers will sound different and not like a Walmartish chat bot. If you actually cared about your clients you would close. Kinda sounds like thoughts and prayers on your end, which is the equivalent of " yeah whatever".

Zero stars. 1 is too much. Get a clue. Act accordingly. I dare you to do better than fail your clients constantly.

Rating: 1

Emily Markoja
May 18, 2023


Rating: 1

Loving mom and daughter Having fun
May 16, 2023

The wheeler clinic they are so nice, and they give you the help you need, with your child, I really recommend it to anyone! I recommend to anyone 🫶🏼

Rating: 5

Boog 352
May 15, 2023

This place was hell for me as a kid in the late 70's early 80's. Locking kids in isolation rooms with lights off was torture not help!!

Rating: 1