Alok Banga, M.D.
65 Kane Street
West Hartford, CT 06119
The School Zone Clinic
School Zone is a specialized clinic that addresses acute school issues such as bullying, school phobia, conduct disorder, ADHD and learning disorders. We follow a crisis-oriented, time-limited model. After we conduct the initial assessment is conducted, we provide an intensive and comprehensive eight- to twelve-week treatment course. This may include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, individual and family psychotherapy or neuropsychological testing as well as assistance for special education services and case management. Once the clinical and educational crisis is stabilized, the patient can be transferred to his/her primary care physician or the general child psychiatry outpatient clinic for further treatment, if needed. Patients can always return to us if a new crisis emerges or the need for treatment arises in the future.
School Zone is located in West Hartford and is easily accessible from the highway. We are open every Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., except holidays. It is staffed by a child and adolescent psychiatry resident physician and supervisory faculty as well as by a parent support clinician and a child psychologist. Parents or legal guardians can refer their children by contacting the intake coordinator. We accept different payment options, including Medicaid/Medicare and most commercial insurances.