Hospital’s Family Health Center Opening in Bristol Oct. 1
Committed to meeting the Bristol and Plainville communities’ growing needs for outpatient care, The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) plans to open its Family Health Center in Bristol on Oct. 1.
Located at 22 Pine St. in Bristol, the 15,000 square feet center will include a primary care and walk-in medical office open seven days a week, an outpatient lab, a radiology center, and the HOCC Wound Care Center. In addition, the center will be leasing three offices for private physicians.
“We’re looking to improve access to our services in the greater Bristol area,” says Claudio Capone, HOCC director of Strategic Business Planning & Physician Relations. Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Medical Group’s primary care physicians now at the Plainville office will relocate to the Family Health Center.
“We’re excited to bring Hartford HealthCare Medical Group into Bristol and we look forward to becoming a partner in meeting the health and wellness needs of the community,” says Kent Stahl, M.D., interim president and CEO, vice president for Primary Care, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group and vice president, Hartford HealthCare. “By moving our Plainville office to Bristol, we can expand the range of services we provide to our current and new patients living in Bristol and in the surrounding communities.”
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group will be open for primary care and walk-in 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. HHC Medical Group physicians who will relocate to Bristol are Drs. Lorraine Binns-Grear, Nicholas Formica, Lynne Todd and Michael Grey, chief of Medicine at HOCC.
The outpatient lab includes routine services such as blood draws. It will be 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; it will be closed Sundays and holidays. The radiology center will offer X-rays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and holidays. In addition, the center will also offer ultrasound testing 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; it will not be open on holidays.
The Family Health Center will also be the primary location of HOCC’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine program. Wound care services specialize in treating non-healing wounds that may result from a variety of conditions, including diabetes and poor circulation. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy. HOCC also offers wound care and hyperbaric services at its Bradley Memorial campus and wound care at its New Britain General campus. The centers are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed weekends and holidays.