InterCommunity, Inc. is a nonprofit community health center 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 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 celebrated 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:
1977: A small group of concerned citizens incorporates as a nonprofit organization.
1981: InterCommunity expands to two sites in Wethersfield and Glastonbury.
1994-1998: The agency receives the designation of LMHA (Local Mental Health Authority) and begins a new Mobile Crisis Service and Co-Occurring Disorders program.
2007: The agency is recognized as an Enhanced Care Clinic by the Department of Social Services.
2008-2012: The Outpatient Children’s Clinic and InterConnections, LLC open. InterCommunity is named as a Co-Occurring Enhanced Organization by DMHAS.
2013: InterCommunity is granted a primary care license by the CT Dept. of Public Health and offers integrated health care services.
2015: InterCommunity and ADRC (Alcohol and Drug Recovery Centers) join forces. InterCommunity receives FQHC-LA (Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike) designation. The former ADRC has a long history of innovative programs in Hartford.
2016: A new primary care clinic and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services open in Hartford.
2017: InterCommunity receives national recognition as a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and receives accreditation by the Joint Commission. InterCommunity opens school-based health centers in East Hartford schools.
2018: InterCommunity is named a Top Workplace for the eighth year in a row.
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.
Kim has been with InterCommunity since 2003, and is responsible for the overall strategic planning and operations of InterCommunity. She works collaboratively with the Board of Directors, the 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 that 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 is also 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 of 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 – Brian Cutino, Senior IT Project Manager, The Hartford
Vice Chairperson – William Young, Retired, Consultant
Secretary – Andre Santiago, Senior Program Director, Youth Programs, Leadership Greater Hartford
Treasurer – Annan Yakubu, Webster Bank
Meghan Blanchette, Sports Clips, Inc.
Edward Casares, Jr., Retired Chief, Hartford Fire Department
Michael Perry, Project Director, United Technologies
Carol Gilbert, Retired
Esther Gonzalez-Torres, LMSW, Executive Director, Youth Challenge
Sasa Harriott, RN, President of Harriott Home Health Services
James Kelly, Retired Attorney
Matthew Kurtz, Associate Professor of Psychology, Wesleyan University
Elise Schreier, 2VP, Excess Claims, Travelers
Theresa Velez, Hartford Police Department
C. Steven Wolf, M.D., Chairman, Emergency Medicine, St. Francis Hospital/Trinity Health of New England