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HARTFORD AND WATERBURY, Conn. (February 15, 2024) – The winter season, especially, underscores the persistent, sometimes serious challenges for individuals with depression. A new, highly effective treatment for depression, Spravato® therapy (esketamine), is available to adult patients through Wheeler’s Hartford and Waterbury Family Health & Wellness Centers. Caring, skilled teams work closely with individuals in a specially designed suite for patients receiving this treatment.

Spravato® (esketamine) is the first prescription nasal spray that is taken with an oral antidepressant to treat adults with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). This form of depression applies to patients struggling with major depressive disorder who have not responded adequately to two or more antidepressants. This treatment also is suitable for individuals with major depressive disorder who have suicidal thoughts.

“We are pleased to offer this safe, effective treatment to our patients who might not have otherwise had access,” said Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, president and chief executive officer, Wheeler. “Depression is a serious issue, but there is hope for individuals who are struggling.”

Individuals interested in an assessment for Spravato® therapy may contact their Wheeler health care provider or community provider to request a referral. Wheeler’s Waterbury community health center is located at 855 Lakewood Road, and its Hartford community health center is located at 43 Woodland Street.

Information is also available through Wheeler’s Navigation Center at 860.793.3500.



Wheeler Family Health & Wellness Centers

Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Centers in Bristol, Hartford, New Britain, Plainville, and Waterbury are community health centers that provide medical and dental care for the whole family, as well as behavioral health care and referral and linkages to specialty services.

Wheeler’s Health & Wellness Centers in Hartford, Bristol, and New Britain are funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Wheeler 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).

Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health insurance welcome. No patient will be denied health care services due to an individual’s inability to pay for services.


Wheeler provides comprehensive solutions that address complex health issues, providing individuals, families, and communities with accessible, innovative care that encourages recovery, health, and growth at all stages of life. Our integrated approach to primary and behavioral health, education, and recovery creates measurable results, positive outcomes, and hopeful tomorrows for more than 60,000 individuals across Connecticut each year. Visit