At Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute, we’ve taken the concept of a second opinion to a new level:

Each week, all our specialists—neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neurointensivists, and neuro-critical care nurses—meet to review each individual case. Together, they pool their knowledge and experience to give you the most advanced treatment plan possible.

We are the only system in the region that operates this way. We also have the region’s only neurological intensive care unit.

 

Service Locations

Find inpatient and acute care, long-term care, outpatient services and preventive care at three of our convenient locations.

Conditions & Treatments

Epilepsy, headaches, movement disorders, neurosurgery, stroke and more.

Departments & Services

Discover the full range of neurological services ready to help you.

Fellowship Programs

Learn more about the Ayer Neuroscience Institute fellowship programs.

Patient Stories & Videos

Hear from our patients themselves about our care and their outcomes.

Programs & Classes

Learn about upcoming community education events sponsored by The Institute.



News

What’s a Neuro-Opthamologist? A Solver of These Mysterious Vision Problems

Although physicians often must root out the cause of bizarre symptoms, the neuro-opthamologist proves the ultimate detective by marrying two [...]

Dr. Cahill to Host Migraine Prevention and Treatment Webinar March 8

The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute is presenting a webinar, Understanding Migraine Prevention and Treatment, by neurologist Hugh Cahill. This [...]

Case Study: A Blood Clot, an Athlete and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

After a national tournament game with his Bryant University volleyball team, Jonathan Cloutier iced his left shoulder and massaged the [...]

Upcoming Procedure? These Drive-Through Locations Open Feb. 21 for Pre-Operative Testing

To help patients challenged by the week’s winter weather to secure the required COVID-19 testing before an upcoming medical procedure, [...]

Brain Fog: Explaining the Fuzziness When Stress Meets COVID-19 Pandemic

We’ve all stood in a room wondering why we walked in, but when does such forgetfulness or inability to focus [...]

Headache Center Starting Education Program for Healthcare Providers

Headache disorders, like migraine and chronic migraine, are a leading cause of disability in the United States and around the [...]

Acute Care Locations:

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Backus Hospital

Backus Hospital includes a not-for-profit, 213-bed hospital in Norwich and numerous off-site locations, including several health centers and the Backus Outpatient Care Center.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Neurology services at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital include neurological evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system.

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Hartford Hospital

Hartford Hospital is an 867-bed Level 1 Trauma Center & regional referral center that provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. It is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England.

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MidState Medical Center

MidState Medical Center is a 156-bed acute care hospital located in Meriden, Connecticut, with satellite offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Southington.

St. Vincent's Medical Center

St. Vincent's Medical Center, with more than 3,500 associates, includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services.

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC) is a 414-bed, 32-bassinet, acute-care community teaching hospital with campuses in New Britain and Southington.

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Windham Hospital

Welcome to Windham Hospital, a 130-bed, not-for-profit acute care community hospital providing state-of-the-art comprehensive medical services, personalized attention and care.