Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD

Addiction PsychiatryMaleAge 69

Dr. Awwa
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Connecticut Behavioral Health Assoc. PC

41 Fair Harbour Pl New London, CT 06320

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(860) 276-9295

Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in New London, CT. He is affiliated with medical facilities Backus Hospital and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Awwa to book an appointment.

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Dr. Awwa's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Detoxification
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia

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(860) 276-9295

Dr. Awwa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Network
Coventry Health Care
Fidelis Care
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (11)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
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Good luck getting in touch with him if you need anything. The phone number on his business card has no answering service and I've never gotten through to a human being via that number. Main office staff (in another town, miles away) does their best, but they're way too overloaded to do much more than the bare minimum. Overall, this practice has made me feel like an inconvenience at best. Wait time noted below is for the Groton office, where I saw another doctor before Dr. Awwa in Old Saybrook.
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New London, CT – Jul 25, 2017
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Dr. Awwa has been friendly and nice. The only problem I've had is making appts. the scheduling people constantly say there is no availability. I Spoke to the Dr. About this and he said he's heard this from many patients. he doesn't understand why they make it difficult . I also been booted from his office because my insurance supposedly didn't pay for a visit.
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Melissa Bales in Norwich, CT – Mar 11, 2017
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Dr. Awwa is NOT a good man. He knows nothing about with drawling people from medications, including benzodiazapines. I was his patient for two 1/2 long years. He prescribed me and tried me on: Klonopin, Ambien, Adderall, Effexor XR, Seroquel, Seroquel XR, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, Viibryd, Gabapentin, Wellbutrin, Concerta, Vyvanse, and many others that I cannot remember. NOTE: I was sixteen when I started seeing him, now I'm nineteen years old! He would not answer phone while in benzo withdrawal.
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Jason in Waterford, CT – Sep 09, 2016
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Ive been his patient for years. He treats my child too who's dual diagnosed w/adhd & dyslexia. She's been in serious rebellion lately but respects him very much. He's the only adult she'l listen to & he legitimately cares for our well being. I was in his subox program & was able to be 100% honest with him as I never felt judged. Sadly there was some NL office workers who went from polite to rude after I stated I was in the program. I guess nothing's perfect. But the Norwich staff is awesome!
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Kimberly in Norwich, CT – Jan 30, 2016
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About Me


Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in New London, CT. He is affiliated with medical facilities Backus Hospital and Lawrence and...Read more


  • Addiction Psychiatry


West Haven Va Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
Conn Mntl Hlth Ctr
Residency Hospital
Conn Vly Hosp
Residency Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
University of Damascus / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
Griffin Hosp
Internship Hospital


  • English
  • Arabic

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Does Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Awwa has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Awwa frequently treats Addiction, ADHD and-or ADD, and Adjustment Disorder . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Awwa treats.

Where is Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD's office located?

Dr. Awwa's office is located at 41 Fair Harbour Pl, New London, CT 06320. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD speak?

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Connecticut Behavioral Health Assoc. PC41 Fair Harbour Pl New London, CT 06320

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Awwa is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Backus Hospital

Norwich, CT

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Lawrence and Memorial Hospital

New London, CT

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)