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The Behavioral Health Department strives to reduce the impact of mental illness and substance use by providing culturally sensitive, comprehensive, integrated, trauma-informed treatment.

We believe it is necessary for all patients to address mental wellness in their lives in order to live to their fullest potential. Caring for both the mind and body together is the holistic approach you will receive when you come to UCHC for care, as we support our patients to live and thrive in their Dorchester community.

The Behavioral Health department is available for persons of all ages offering affordable, comprehensive, and accessible behavioral health care. Our multi-cultural and multi-lingual staff consists of a psychologist, clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, case managers, and a psychiatrist.

Our services include:

  • Mental Health & Psychiatry Evaluations
  • Individual & Group Counseling
  • Substance Use Evaluations
  • Individual & Group Substance Use Counseling
  • Medication Assisted treatment
  • Aftercare & Follow-Up plans
  • Case Management, Outreach & Outside Referrals

Substance Use

The goal of our substance use services is to help individuals achieve personal change and accept responsibility toward an improved quality of life. We do offer Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT) as part of our comprehensive recovery services. Our substance use groups and services 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. These services work hand in hand with your primary care services providing the best opportunity for people to achieve positive health outcomes.

Behavioral Health Providers

Sarah Castaneda, LCSW

Integrated Behavioral Health and Addictions Manager

Sara Centeio, Behavioral Health Clinician Photo

Behavioral Health Clinician

Dylan Jones, L.C.S.W Clinician

Clinician

Lisa Perrone, LICSW Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services

Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services

Alison Tam, M.D., M.P.H Psychiatrist

Psychiatrist

Joan Wattimo, L.A.D.C.I Clinician

Clinician

LOCATION + HOURS

UCHC Behavioral Health

415 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 am5:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday
8:30 am8:00 pm

 


 

LANGUAGES

Se habla Espanol
Falamos Portuguese
Nuta papia Creolo
On parle Francais
Nou Pale Kyerol
Toi noi tieng vie
We speak English

 


 

INSURANCE PLANS

Beacon Health Strategies
BCBS of Massachusetts
Health Safety Net
Mass Behavioral Health Partnership – MBHP/MassHealth
Medicare
Optum
PACE – Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
Tufts
United Behavioral Health