We get asked a lot of questions. And we like to give clear answers.  We hope the below FAQ will provide you a better understanding of the Child Guidance Center.  If you have any questions not answered below, please email us at questions@mfcgc.org
Is the Child Guidance Center a non-profit organization?
Yes. The Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County is a tax-exemp organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. Donations are tax deductable as allowed by law.
When was the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield established?
The Center was established in 1956. 2016 was the 60th anniversary of the Child Guidance Center.
Where does the Child Guidance Center get its funding?
Approximately 46% of the Center's funding comes from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. 30% is from Medicaid and private insurance reimbursements. The remaining 24% is provided by foundations and private donations.
What is the annual budget for the Child Guidance Center?
The Center's FY 2017 annual budget is approximately $3.5 million.
What percentage of the Center's annual budget is directed to clinical programs?
In our current fiscal year, 86% of our budget will go directly to our clinical programs.
How many children receive clinical treatment at the Center each year?
We provide clinical mental health services to over 500 children and 1,500 family members each year.
What are the ages of the Children who receive therapy at the center?
Our Outpatient Childrens Clinic accepts children between ages 5 - 19.

Our PROSPECTS Extended Day Treatment program accepts children ages 5 - 12.

Our Child First program provides services between birth and age 6.
Does the Center accept Medicaid or commercial insurance?
The Center accepts Husky (Medicaid) as well as several commercial insurance providers. Please call the Center to confirm coverage.
Does the Center accept children without insurance?
Absolutely. We help all children, regardless of their financial circumstance.
Can a parent arrange treatment for a child or is a 3rd party referral required?
Absolutely. Parents are free to call the Center to schedule an appointment with a clinician.
Does the Center provide clinical services to adults?
We provide family therapy as well as parent guidance. However, we do not provide adult therapy.
Can the Center prescribe medication for my child?
Yes. If needed, our team of child psychiatrists and APRNs can prescribe medications to complement a child's psychotherapy.
Does the Center have Spanish speaking clinicians?
All of our outpatient services are offered in Spanish by a team of bilingual, bi-cultural clinicians and a Spanish speaking psychiatrist.
The Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.  Donations are tax-deductable as allowed by law.

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Outpatient Mental Health Services for Children and Families.
Serving the towns of Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan, Darien, and Stamford.