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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 now available in several locations. Click here.

 

New visitor restrictions in place. Elective surgeries postponed. 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


 

Need Medical Attention? Play it Safe During COVID-19 With a Virtual Health Visit

Dr. Mark Prete, Hartford HealthCare Senior Vice President and Hartford HealthCare Medical Group President, discusses virtual health’s role during the COVID-19 pandemic and also how it’s being used by medical specialists in a March 26 visit with WTNH, Channel 8. Here is an edited version of the interview: Q: Hartford HealthCare [...]

Hartford Hospital ER Nurse: It’s ‘Morale and Resilience’

Life in the Emergency Department is often hectic and unpredictable, but nurse Audrey Scott says the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has sparked deeper connections between staff and the community. Scott, who is assistant nurse manager of the Hartford Hospital Emergency Department, said during a March 26 press briefing that she is [...]

Digestive Symptoms Now Linked to COVID-19

Fever, cough, shortness of breath – we all know the well-publicized symptoms for coronavirus (COVID-19) by now, but research from the pandemic epicenter in China indicates that digestive symptoms need to be added to that list. According to a study published in the latest issue of the American Journal of [...]

Alert: Beware of Fake In-Home COVID-19 Tests

On the heels of a federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning about the health risks posed by fake in-home test kids for coronavirus (COVID-19), a Hartford HealthCare infectious disease specialist underscored the need to seek care only from trusted sources. “You should only be using a test that has [...]

Pregnant in the COVID-19 Pandemic: What to Know

Pregnant? This is an unusual time in healthcare with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some recommendations from Hartford HealthCare to keep you and your baby safe. Remember, these are for educational purposes only. They do not replace any medical advice that you receive from your healthcare provider. How can I protect [...]

‘Flattening the COVID-19 Curve’: When Will it Happen?

Dr. Ajay Kumar, Chief Clinical Officer with Hartford HealthCare (HHC), offered this update March 25 on COVID-19 testing, personal protection equipment (PPE) donations and surge planning on Wednesday. He then fielded questions from local media. Using the word “optimistic” more than once regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kumar said thoughtful [...]

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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