Behavioral Health

People seek mental health assistance for a variety of reasons; for themselves or their families; for home or work relationship issues; for feeling uncomfortable or on edge; for personal tragedy, long-lasting discouragement, or depression; for child or teen behavior or discipline issues, and many other reasons.

Often, behavioral and emotional concerns can cast a shadow on everyday life, creating additional problems that may, in time, get worse without help.

Upham’s Corner offers a wide range of behavioral health services to ensure that our patients and community have access to help when they need it. The Behavioral Health department located at 415 Columbia Road is available for persons of all ages offering affordable, comprehensive, and accessible behavioral health care.

Please call 617-287-8000 ext 8325 for more information.

Addiction Services

It is our program’s mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness effecting our health center patients and community by providing comprehensive, integrated, behavioral health addictions treatment within our community-based primary care setting.

Our goal is to help individuals achieve personal change and accept responsibility toward an improved quality of life.  Our services include evaluations for services, individual, family, and group counseling and case management for UCHC registered patients.  Our addictions groups are for adult patients 18 years of age and older.  Our department staff is a multidisciplinary team consisting of licensed alcohol and drug counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, a psychologist and psychiatry services.

To schedule an appoint with our Addiction Services team, you must be a patient of a Primary Care Provider at Upham’s Corner. Please schedule your initial appointment with a Primary Care Provider with our team by calling 617-287-8000 They will then refer you to our Addiction Services Team.

If you already are a UCHC patient, or for more information, please call 617-287-8000 ext 8325.


Program Values

Social Services Program

The Social Services Program consists of experienced, multi-lingual Community Health Advocates and licensed Social Workers. We offer comprehensive services to our patients assisting them with their personal needs and working in collaboration with their health care providers to offer holistic, quality care.

Community Advocacy and Outreach

Concrete Services: including Resources and Referrals for housing, food and clothing assistance, utilities, day care, parenting programs, GED and employment, mental health and substance abuse resources, financial and legal assistance, immigration assistance, domestic violence resources and many additional community resources.

Other services include the following:


Health Education


For more information about our services, please contact the Behavioral Health Receptionist who can direct your call at – 617-287-8000 ext 8325.