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Average wait time to see a physician or advance practitioner in accordance with symptom severity.

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Urgent or Emergency?
What kind of care do I really need?

Go to Urgent Care for...

Wounds, lacerations, minor burns
Sprains, fractures, dislocations
Insect bites, allergic reactions
Abscess, boils
Dehydration, nausea, diarrhea
Upper respiratory infections
Fever, cough, cold, flu
Migraines, headaches
Bronchitis, asthma attacks
Ear infections, earaches
Corneal abrasions, Pink Eye
Urinary tract infections

Go to the ER for...

Loss of Consciousness
Fainting, Sudden Dizziness or Weakness
Changes in Vision
Trouble Walking
Severe Shortness of Breath
Severe and Sudden Onset of Pain
Coughing Up or Vomiting Blood
Head Injury
Major Bone Break
Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings
Chest Pain

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Windham Hospital & Backus Hospital Doctors' Day 2019

We have 4,000 great reasons to celebrate Doctors' Day. On National Doctors' Day, we're thanking the 4,000 doctors who practice throughout Hartford HealthCare. We offer our heartfelt thanks to the doctors who practice at Windham Hospital and Backus Hospital. windhamhospital.org backushospital.org

Opioid Reversal Drug in Hospitals

The state of Connecticut is making available to hospital emergency rooms an opioid reversal drug. Hartford HealthCare's Dr. William Horgan has details.



We've got the shoreline covered.

Hartford HealthCare is now taking care of Southeastern Connecticut.




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Hartford HealthCare’s David A. Whitehead Named Connecticut’s 2019 Grassroots Champion

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and CHA recognized David A. Whitehead, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Hartford HealthCare, as Connecticut’s 2019 Grassroots Champion at CHA’s 101st Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019. As the 2019 Grassroots Champion, Mr. Whitehead is being recognized for his exceptional [...]

Soon-to-Open Healthy Aging at Backus Adds Coordinator

Kristine Johnson, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named the Resource Coordinator for the soon-to-open Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Johnson served as a Child Advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for Juvenile Justice [...]

Tallwood Men’s Health Now in Eastern Connecticut

The statistics say it all: Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition, and on average live five years less than women; according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health is designed to change that by giving [...]

June is National Hernia Awareness Month

Did you know that nearly 1 million hernia operations are performed each year in the U.S.? Hernias are abnormal bulges created by a weakness or hole, usually in the abdominal wall or groin. A hernia can also be defined as an exit of an organ, such as a bowel, through the wall of the cavity in [...]

Coast to Coast 4 Cardiac Care Raising Funds for Heart Health at Backus Hospital

Join Mark Brown in his efforts to raise funds and increase awareness around the importance of heart health. Follow Mark on May 29, 2019 journey, riding up the scenic and rustic Appalachian Trail as he supports the the development of a new Heart and Vascular Center, bringing improved cardiac care to [...]

Dancing Stars Shine in Ayer Neuroscience Institute Fundraiser for Parkinson’s Disease

The stars were shining bright during the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Second Annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s event on May 10 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Eight amateur dancers, including a Parkinson’s patient and leaders from across Hartford HealthCare, teamed up with their professional dance partners to compete and [...]


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The Latest in Robotics Technology

Backus uses the latest techniques and technology, including minimally invasive robotic
procedures, to treat a full range of general surgery conditions.



Upcoming Events

Monday, Jun 24, 2019, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Birthing Center Tours

We will give you a short tour of the Birthing Center so that you can familarize yourself with our Unit. This is the same tour during [...]

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Breastfeeding Support Group

This support group is for new mothers and their babies from birth to 6 months old. Registration is not required, they meet twice a week on [...]

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Understanding Your Neck & Back Pain

In this FREE educational seminar, join board certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Mark Hornyak, to learn more about recognizing when it is time to [...]


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