Community Health Center of Stamford at Fifth Street

Community Health Center of Stamford at Fifth Street

22 Fifth Street
Stamford, CT 06905

Fax: 203-323-8140


Welcome to the Community Health Center of Stamford at Fifth Street

Established in 2000, the Dental Center of Stamford was founded by area citizens and became part of CHC, Inc. in 2005. It is the hub for a network of CHC dental services throughout Stamford. When comprehensive medical services were added in 2009, the Center became known as the Franklin Street Community Health Center. In 2018, a new location in Stamford was opened at 22 5th Street.

  • Comprehensive primary medical for adults and children
  • Comprehensive treatment of chronic diseases
  • Behavioral health services
  • Sick and Urgent Care
  • Well Child care and Immunizations
  • Physical Exams
  • Chiropractic care
  • Gynecological care including family planning
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Podiatry Services
  • Eligibility and application assistance for public insurance programs
Parking is available to the sides of and behind the building.


  • Tichianaa Armah, MD, Chief Psychiatry Officer - BA: Swarthmore College. MD: University of Rochester. Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital.
  • Michael Cubria, LCSW, On-Site Behavioral Health Director
  • Erin Forler, LCSW, Behavioral Health Clinician II – BA: University of Waterloo. MSW: Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • Gabriella Gellrich, MD – BA: Carleton University. MD: Saba University School of Medicine. Residency: Montefiore Medical Center.
  • Shamilia Gomez, Chiropractor
  • Denise Groothuis, Dietitian
  • Yumi Koh, DO, MPH. BA/BS: Santa Clara University. DO: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. MPH: Yale University School of Public Health. Residency: Griffin Hospital.
  • Garrett Matlick, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC - BA: University of Arizona; BSN: University of Missouri - Kansas City; MSN: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; MPH: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; DNP: Rush University College of Nursing; Residency: Community Health Center, Inc.
  • Sarah Turney, LPC, Behavioral Health Clinician II
  • Allison Villeda, LMSW, Behavioral Health Clinician I
  • Samantha Milligan, LMSW, Behavioral Health Clinician I
  • Abisai Garcia, Post Doc II
  • Megan Culp, Post Doc II
  • Alexei Kasanzew, LPC, Behavioral Health Clinician II
  • Jennifer Corridon, Psychiatric APRN, Fairfield University
  • Carol Odom, Psychiatric APRN
  • Elena Villar Leeman, Psychiatric APRN
  • Chelsea McIntosh, PsyD, Training Director, Postdoctoral Residency Program
  • Kerri Merritt, APRN (Resident) – MSN: Yale University School of Nursing
  • Tatianna Pryce, Nurse Practitioner
  • Loraine Richards, Nurse Practitioner Resident
  • Shailaja Setty, MD
  • Drew Walker, Nurse Practitioner Resident