Frequently Asked Questions
General Questions
Is Mid-Fairfield a nonprofit organization?
Yes. We are a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Is Mid-Fairfield a subsidiary of Clifford Beers Health?
Yes. While we are a proud member of the Clifford Beers Health Network we operate as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a separate board of directors and remain responsible for the funding of our programs.
Do donations to Mid-Fairfield go to Clifford Beers Health?
No. All donations to Mid-Fairfield are retained by Mid-Fairfield and applied to Mid-Fairfield programs.
How long has Mid-Fairfield been in operation?
We have a 60+-year history of providing mental and behavioral health services to children and families throughout the greater Norwalk region.
What makes Mid-Fairfield unique?
We are the largest provider of child and adolescent mental and behavioral health services in the greater Norwalk region, which includes Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.  Our experienced team of mental health professionals support the mental and behavioral health needs of over 700 children and 1,500 family members every year by providing services at our outpatient clinic, in public schools, and in the home. We have a grassroots understanding of our community needs and are deeply committed to helping every child and family who can benefit from our services.
What is Mid-Fairfield's operating budget?
Our annual operating budget is approximately $4.2 million. We are funded by state and local government agencies, Medicaid, private foundations, and the generosity of private donors in our community.
Fees & Insurance
Does Mid-Fairfield accept Medicaid or private insurance?
We accept Husky (Medicaid) as well as several commercial insurance providers. Please call Mid-Fairfield to confirm coverage.
Does Mid-Fairfield offer a sliding fee scale?
Yes. For families who have no Medicaid or private insurance, we utilize a sliding fee scale to help ensure our services are affordable.
Does Mid-Fairfield help clients submit out-of-network insurance claims?
Clients are responsible for submitting all out-of-network insurance claims. However, we provide the documentation normally required by most insurance companies.
Clinical Services
What are the ages of children who receive therapy at Mid-Fairfield?
Programs and services are offered within a continuum of care to children, birth – 21 and their families, as well as prenatal mothers. Please visit the Program Overview section of the website to review age requirements per program/service.
Does Mid-Fairfield provide clinical services to adults?
At present, children receiving clinical services from Mid-Fairfield can continue to receive services through age 21. Beginning in July 2020, we will also begin offering adult services to parents/caregivers of active clients.
Does Mid-Fairfield partner with schools?
Part of the therapeutic process at Mid-Fairfield includes partnership with a child’s educational setting to best understand the child’s challenges in that domain. Our therapists work collaboratively with school staff to advocate for, and ensure a child is receiving appropriate educational and/or social work supports in the school environment in order to increase their capacity for learning.
Can Mid-Fairfield prescribe medication for my child?
Yes. If warranted, the parent or guardian of a child receiving services can approve a psychiatric evaluation of their child with one of our board-certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists or Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioners (APRNs). If medication is recommended, the child's parent or guardian will be asked to approve the prescription of medication. Additionally, our psychiatric team can provide ongoing medication management for children who have successfully completed therapeutic treatment.
Does Mid-Fairfield have Spanish speaking therapists?
Yes. All of our clinical and non-clinical services are offered in Spanish by a team of bilingual, bi-cultural therapists, a Spanish-speaking Child & Adolescent psychiatrist, and support staff.