InterCommunity, Inc. is a community non-profit health organization dedicated to providing same-day access to quality primary care, mental health care and addiction recovery services to members of the Greater Hartford community. InterCommunity treats thousands of adults, children and families each year, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay for services. We offer patients immediate access to superior integrated care that addresses all of their health needs in a safe, supportive environment where they can heal, recover and maintain their health over time. Most importantly, we treat every patient with the kind of care and respect that everyone deserves, and we have done this for over 40 years.
We are accredited by both the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Joint Commission, licensed by the CT Department of Public Health, and have been providing comprehensive recovery-orientated mental health and addiction disorder services since 1978. Since 1981, InterCommunity has been contracted by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS) as the Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) for six towns, including East Hartford, Glastonbury, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield for its behavioral health division.
InterCommunity was designated as a FQHC LA (federally qualified health center look alike) in February, 2015, by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. As a FQHC LA, InterCommunity qualifies for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other benefits. Per definition of a FQHC LA, we serve an underserved population, offer a sliding fee scale, provide comprehensive services, have an ongoing quality assurance program, and have a governing board of directors that includes those who are served by the health center.
In 2017, InterCommunity was awarded the contract by the East Hartford Board of Education to provide primary and behavioral health services through the operation of school based health centers within seven of their schools.
InterCommunity has over 300 employees, operates out of 17 sites in the Greater Hartford region, and provided over 165,600 services to over 10,000 people during our last fiscal year.
InterCommunity Awards and Highlights
InterCommunity has come a long way in 40 years. The original foundation of the agency was created in 1977 by three families who gathered together in the basement of a church to exchange information regarding mental health issues and offer each other support. In 2015, InterCommunity entered into an affiliation with the former ADRC (Alcohol & Drug Recovery Centers) to offer a broad range of mental health, addiction recovery, and primary care services.
In 2017 we celebrate 40 years of our journey toward changing the meaning of care…and caring. From embracing the concept of integrated healthcare and becoming a FQHC-LA, launching primary care services, medication-assisted treatment, and so much more, InterCommunity works every day to reduce health disparities in the community and offer people from underserved areas the best possible care for body and mind.
Highlights from our history:
InterCommunity Recovery Centers (formerly ADRC)
InterCommunity is pleased to report news of our past years’ successes. We encourage members of the community to take a moment and read our most recent annual report, which shares information about the work we do to improve people’s lives and reduce health disparities.
From sponsoring health screenings to neighborhood forums on timely issues, InterCommunity works every day to expand our outreach and strengthen our programs and services. Read our latest newsletter for more information.
Kim has been with InterCommunity since 2003, and is responsible for the overall strategic planning and operations of InterCommunity and InterCommunity Recovery Centers. She works collaboratively with the Board of Directors of both organizations, executive leadership team, and area providers to ensure the highest quality of service is provided. She also cultivates and maintains effective relationships with federal, state and local funders to ensure and enhance the organization’s fiscal sustainability. Kim has been named by the Hartford Business Journal as a 2017 Women in Business honoree.
Tyler has been with InterCommunity since 2006 and oversees all direct services programs within InterCommunity’s three divisions: Primary Care, Behavioral Health, and Addiction Recovery Services. The creator of InterCommunity’s Help Now system, Tyler consults locally and nationally on providing rapid access to behavioral health care and the provision of healthcare for the whole person. Tyler also coordinates new program development ensuring InterCommunity’s services align with what he calls the quadruple aim of improved health outcomes, patient experience, financial stability, and staff satisfaction.
A graduate of Worcester State University, Jeff brings over 20 years of finance, business, and operational experience to our organization. Previously he was the CFO of the Connecticut Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT), providing help and services to the under-served of Connecticut as well as its FQHCs and FQHC look-alikes. Most recently, Jeff was a finalist in the 2017 “CFO of the Year” award sponsored by the Hartford Business Journal.
Tracey is responsible for the supervision of InterCommunity’s primary care teams in both locations, the behavioral health medication management team, three front desk teams, facilities and the call center. She helped bring InterCommunity to FQHC-LA status, was instrumental in the start-up of the agency’s onsite pharmacies, oversaw the build-out and renovation of both primary care spaces, and is currently working on the implementation of a new electronic medical record which will be utilized across all divisions of InterCommunity. Tracey was nominated as a HealthCare Hero in 2016 by the Hartford Business Journal. Tracey recently led the way in bringing InterCommunity’s health services even farther into the East Hartford community by opening six school based health centers.
Dr. Pangilinan is InterCommunity’s Chief Medical Officer and is responsible for overseeing primary care services, the medication-assisted treatment program, as well as the detoxification unit. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as the first provider to oversee InterCommmunity’s MAT program. Dr. Pangilinan attended medical school at VMUF, Philippines. He completed his medical residency at University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Pangilinan is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He’s a member of the Hartford County Medical Association, Connecticut State Medical Society and Connecticut Society of Addiction medicine. In addition to his clinical work at InterCommunity, Dr. Pangilinan is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Founded in 2011, InterCommunity Foundation dedicates itself to helping InterCommunity in their mission to improve the lives of people living with mental health and addiction disorders.More Information
InterCommunity Foundation offers financial support to InterCommunity for:
InterCommunity Foundation Board Members
President: Donald Peterson
Vice President: Marshall Gaines
Treasurer: Jeffrey Hughes
Incorporator/Director: Kimberly Beauregard
Director: Kenneth Reed
InterCommunity can only do its important work with the diligent support of individuals willing to volunteer as Board Directors for the organization.
Our Board Directors have a wide range of talents and skills, but all share the strong commitment to the organization’s mission, communities, and clients. We ask that all Board Directors view themselves as AMBASSADORS of InterCommunity.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Director on InterCommunity’s Board of Directors, please contact: Kimberly L. Beauregard, LCSW, President & CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.291.1340.
Board of Directors
Chairperson – Kenneth Reed, Retired, United Technologies
Vice Chairperson – Michael Perry, United Technologies
Secretary – Alan Coker, Salvation Army
Treasurer – Jeffrey Carpenter, Cohn Reznick
Meghan Blanchette, Sports Clips
Edward Casares, Jr., Retired, Hartford Fire Department
Frank Collins, Retired, Travelers
Brian Cutino, The Hartford
Carol Gilbert, Common Ground
James Kelly, Retired Attorney
Matthew Kurtz, Wesleyan University
Andre Santiago, Leadership Greater Hartford
Sasa Harriott, RN, Harriott Home Health Services
Theresa Velez, Hartford Police Department
Bill Young, Retired, InterCommunity, Inc.