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Here are some guidelines for self-isolation, quarantine, and social distancing. Click here.

 

Frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19, pregnancy and childbirth. Click here.

 

We are accepting personal protective equipment (PPE) and charitable donations. Click here.

 

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 is available in several locations. Click here.

 

Visitors may drop-off personal items for patients only at designated times. Click here.

Keeping you safe and informed


To Our Community:

COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has affected the lives of all of us. During this unprecedented time, Hartford HealthCare is doing everything possible to protect the people and communities we serve. Our 30,000 colleagues have one goal: to be ready and prepared for whatever is ahead. We know you have questions and concerns, and we are investing expertise and resources to make sure you have the information you need when you need to know it. Please read this important message from Jeff Flaks, CEO, Hartford HealthCare.

Hotline:

860.972.8100 or toll-free 833.621.0600

Hartford HealthCare provides an around-the-clock hotline where callers may speak with HHC clinical experts for answers to questions. Feel free to reach out to them with your questions, and we will provide the answers we have, using the latest information. Thousands have done so already.

Text Message

Text COVID19 to 31996

 You can always text STOP to cancel. Get real-time text alerts from Hartford HealthCare about the latest developments. Message and data rates may apply.

Our Hospitals

Safety for those in our care

To protect the most vulnerable, we are limiting visitor access to our hospitals and other care settings. Read our “Visitor Restrictions” information, which is consistently updated. Not feeling well? Call your healthcare provider first for guidance and try to avoid going directly to an emergency department or urgent care center, as this could increase the chances of the disease spreading. Click here to schedule a virtual visit with a Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care doctor.

More Ways to Keep You Safe and Healthy

More convenience and safety for you.

We are putting new measures in place to make it easier and safer for you to stay healthy. Among these:
• A drive-through testing program, allowing patients to remain in their vehicles while getting quickly tested for the virus.
• An additional telemedicine offering, so people can “visit” a doctor by their phone or digital device, in the comfort of their home. Look for more information here.
• We are postponing and canceling community events to limit the potential spread of the virus within our community.
We are working with federal, state and local leaders to make sure we are providing the most up-to-date information and exceeding safety protocols.

From our senior living facilities to our seven hospitals and programs and across 400 locations, Hartford HealthCare colleagues are responding with appropriate urgency and empathy. We don’t expect the COVID-19 crisis will be over soon. As the situation evolves, you can count on Hartford HealthCare to do the right thing — countering panic through preparation, and uncertainty with safety. We recognize the extraordinary efforts of our colleagues and other caregivers across our state and nation during this challenging time.

Thank you, and stay well.

 
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News You Can Use


 

Forward Triage: This is Social Distancing in Hartford Hospital Emergency Department

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How Are We Doing? Google Report, Tracking Movements, Measures State’s Social Distancing

Google is watching, always, but maybe people won’t mind so much during the COVID-19 pandemic. The tech giant, in an effort to aid public health officials, just released the COVID-19 Community Mobility Report that used location data that track people’s movements to assess state and local adherence to social-distancing measures. [...]

Hartford HealthCare Now Treating Some COVID-19 Patients with Anti-Malaria Drugs

Physicians with Hartford HealthCare have joined others around the country in using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat some hospitalized patients with coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 28, the Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the medications, which were developed for use against malaria and have been used [...]

New COVID-19 Phenomenon: Discarded Vinyl Gloves in Parking Lots

If you’ve been to a local grocery store or “essential’ retailer during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably seen a parking lot littered by shoppers with protective gloves. Yes, people are concerned about placing possibly contaminated gloves in their car. But let’s not get carried away. Most stores have outdoor trash [...]

Vaping a COVID-19 Risk for Teens, Young Adults

While the nation focuses on protecting older, infirmed people from exposure to COVID-19, teens and young adults aren’t immune to the coronavirus, especially those who smoke or vape. According to data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of COVID-19 cases nationwide are in [...]

Stay-at-Home Cooking: The FDA’s Four Steps To Food Safety

Editor’s note: Here’s a reminder to remain vigilant about foodborne illness during the COVID-19 pandemic as more people prepare food in their home. Follow these guidelines provided by the Food and Drug Administration. By Food and Drug Administration The food supply in the United States is among the safest in [...]

Coronavirus Video Resources

CT ASL News interviewed Dr. Virginia Bieluch, Dir. of Infectious Diseases, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, about coronavirus.


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