Yale-New Haven Hospital, Primary Care Center

The Transitions Clinic in New Haven is a medical home for people in the New Haven area who have recently been released from prison and have a chronic medical condition.

  healthThe Transitions Clinic believes that people with a history of incarceration:
  • Have a right to confidential medical services
  • Have the capacity to make decisions about their own healthcare
  • Should be treated with respect
  • Should have access to timely, tailored and effective healthcare services
Each patient is paired with a dedicated and experienced community health worker (CHW) who has a previous history of incarceration. The CHW helps patients navigate the local healthcare systems and the community’s social service agencies. The CHW also provides chronic disease self-management support and makes necessary referrals for employment, housing, medical coverage and education.  


  • Primary Care
  • Referral to Specialty
  • Care Referral to Mental Health Services
  • Support within the Healthcare System
  • Referral to Employment, Legal and Housing Resources

Location & Hours:

Call Jerry Smart (203) 850-2449

Yale-New Haven Hospital, Primary Care Center 789 Howard Ave. New Haven (Tompkins Lower Level)

Clinic Hours: Thursday: 8:30am-12:30pm