The Boutique at Backus Hospital

We'll help you find products that support you during and after cancer treatment.

hartford-hospital-auxillary-store.jpgWe believe in the importance of caring for every aspect of our patients’ well-being -- physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The Cancer Institute offers an on-site shop at Backus Hospital with helpful products for cancer patients throughout their treatment and into recovery. In addition, there are also many community shops and resources for hair solutions and mastectomy products, which you can find here.

It's important to locate certified fitters trained and experienced in breast prosthetic fitting, bra fitting, wig fitting, compression garment fitting for upper and lower extremities, as well as custom fitting. Certain products do require a prescription from your physician. Before you shop, it's a good idea to verify your insurance coverage ahead of time. Our Backus Hospital Boutique location accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most major insurance plans for insurance-billable items. Our insurance specialists will verify your insurance and help you understand your coverage.

You can call Cancer Connect at 1.855.255.6181, from Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, for information on other community stores and resources. Your Nurse Navigator or your physician can also connect you with the resources you need.

Some of the items you may need can include the following:

  • Post-op and surgical bras and camisoles
  • Breast forms
  • Mastectomy bras, swimsuits
  • Hair alternatives
  • Wigs, scarves, hats, head-wraps
  • Fashion advice: head wraps and scarf tying techniques
  • Compression products for lymphedema, venous disorders and general leg support
  • Arm sleeves, knee highs, thigh highs, socks, panty hose, pregnancy garments
  • Decorative canes
  • Calendula (cream recommended for radiation patients)
  • Gift and inspirational items
  • Scarves, jewelry, handbags, pins,
  • Gift certificates

Please call The Boutiques at Backus Hospital to check availability. Patients receiving cancer treatment at other locations can also find these items at local shops. You can speak to our Cancer Connect line for further guidance at 1.855.255.6181, from Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

The Boutique at Backus Hospital

326 Washington Street
Norwich, CT 06360
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Phone: 860.889.8331 x4509
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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