96 Prospect Hill Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
  • Silver

  • Three Star Facility per CMS

  • Five Star Facility for Quality Measures


Behavioral Health Program - Secure Unit

At Fresh River Healthcare, our Behavioral Health Program is delivered in a secure unit, designed to provide a safe and structured environment. The program is designed for residents that require the services of a skilled nursing and long term care center and also have a behavioral health diagnosis that requires, or would benefit from, supportive mental health services and a secure environment. The program is not intended for acute psychiatric care or stabilization. 

Residents that participate in behavioral program are provided a variety of groups designed to address their individual needs and promote personal growth through positive reinforcement and cognitive restructuring techniques.  

Psychiatric Services are available seven days a week and are provided by a diverse team of psychiatrists, psychologists, APRNs, and licensed therapists. 

Behavioral Health Services include:

  • Individual and group therapy,
  • Psychiatric evaluations,
  • Medication management, and
  • Crises management. 

Our Commitment to Stigma-Free Care and a Stigma-Free Environment

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website, Stigma is when someone, or even you yourself, views a person in a negative way just because they have a mental health condition. Some people describe stigma as a feeling of shame or judgement from someone else. Stigma can even come from an internal place, confusing feeling bad with being bad.

Stigma harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected by mental health conditions. It shames them into silence and prevents them from seeking help. The StigmaFree campaign is the effort to end stigma and create hope for those affected by mental illness.

Navigating life with a mental health condition can be tough, and the isolation, blame and secrecy that is often encouraged by stigma can create huge challenges to reaching out, getting needed support and living well. Learning how to avoid and address stigma are important for all of us.

Fresh River Healthcare and the iCare Health Network communities are committed a stigma-free environment and stigma free care for those with mental illness, and also those with substance use, dementia and other cognitive disorders.