Health & Wellness

Community Violence

There are no words to describe the anguish and grief many are experiencing in response to the increase in community violence impacting children and families.  In Connecticut, the nationwide violence toward children in schools is a traumatic reminder of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown.

These are hard topics to discuss with young children. Please see the resource below to assist in talking with children about school violence.

15 Tips for Talking with Children About Violence

A Message to our Integrated Health Services Community

As we all attempt to navigate the circumstances surrounding this public health crisis with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), first and foremost, it is our hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy!

COVID-19 Tips

We offer you the following resources to be informed of community, state, and national updates:

The national Center for Disease Control updates and resources can be found here,

The stated Department of Public Health updates and resources can be found here,

The updates offered by Goodwin University can be found here,

As we all practice social distancing, at the link below are some suggested healthy activities list from the IHS team:

View & Download Healthy Distractions PDF

Contact IHS

Integrated Health Services:
763 Burnside Avenue
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 291-9154

Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: closed

About IHS

Integrated Health Services, Inc. was founded in 2007 by Dr. Poerio, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, but the organization’s purpose – to provide comprehensive, accessible, and integrated health care services at local schools – had been cultivated over the previous fifteen years while she ran the School Based Health Center (SBHC) program at Manchester Memorial Hospital.


​​​​IHS Administrative Office
763 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT 06108

Administrative Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: closed

School Based Health Center Locations
Connecticut River Academy
9 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 310-2864

Connecticut River Academy Middle School
195 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06108

Riverside Magnet School
29 Willowbrook Road
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 709-6812