We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our patients and staff by reducing the spread of the coronavirus and minimizing exposure.
March 26rd, 2020
We know this is a stressful time. We are here for our patients! We are committed to providing information as soon as it is available. Please visit our new Frequently Asked Questions which discuss how we continue to adapt to this evolving situation.
March 23rd, 2020
Telemedicine refers to the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient are not physically present with each other. Modern technology has enabled doctors to consult with patients by using HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing tools.
Starting March 23rd, we will be conducting Telemedicine visits for our current patients.
Please stay tuned for additional details.
March 22nd, 2020
All elective surgery has been postponed per Governor Lamont’s mandate. Urgent surgeries that cannot be delayed will be carefully evaluated to ensure they meet CDC guidelines. We continue to uphold the highest safety standards to provide the highest quality care during this time while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
You will be contacted by your physician’s office.
March 20th, 2020
As of March 23rd, we will see patients in the office between 9am-3pm. Urgent Care will still be available on weekdays from 4:30pm-8pm and weekends from 9am-1pm.
As of March 23rd, we will no longer allow visitors at appointments.
We encourage social distancing in the waiting area; please sit at least 6 feet from another patient.
if you meet any of the criteria below, we kindly ask you to call us to reschedule your visit:
Call our main number to reschedule: (860) 549-3210.
Please practice excellent hygiene at all times. We recommend washing your hands before and after your visit or using an alcohol-based sanitizer.
March 16th, 2020
With the growing concern that hospitals may be overwhelmed by a surging number of patients with COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that some inpatient surgeries be shifted to outpatient settings, when feasible. However, there has been conflicting guidance about elective surgeries that indicates additional guidance is warranted.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) has consulted with clinical experts in our community and the consensus position is that ASCs can continue to provide safe surgical care for patients whose condition cannot wait until hospitals return to normal operations. As a critical component of the healthcare system, we are keenly aware of how our actions can materially impact the health of the communities that we serve and recommend the following guidelines for the continuation of urgent/needed care in our ASCs:
ASCs can serve as alternative settings that provide surgical care for those patients who would suffer from a delay while allowing our local hospital partners to create the incremental capacity needed during these dynamic times. As the pandemic progresses, we will continue to assess our approach, in coordination with experts throughout the healthcare system, to best serve the needs of patients and communities.
The ASC community stands ready to work with federal officials, state and local governments, and all our colleagues in the healthcare system to provide needed care during these challenging times.
Guidelines to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus
March 8, 2020
The current 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring this situation and is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and state and local public health partners to respond to this emerging public health threat. The goal of the CDC’s ongoing response is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. Listed below are some recommendations from the CDC website regarding common-sense precautions in public spaces, including Orthopedic Associates of Hartford and affiliated Physical Therapy, Urgent Care Center, MRI, and Surgery Centers.
We are asking patients and visitors to reschedule appointments or surgery if they are experiencing any fever, viral, or flu-like respiratory symptoms. Please follow the CDC guidelines on travel restrictions and quarantines as listed on their website.