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Primary Care

Our providers are experts in diagnosing and treating common illnesses, managing chronic conditions and working with you to maximize good health through preventative care and wellness. Now you can also conduct your visit virtually!

 

Primary Care

Bristol Health Medical Group's primary care providers are caring for you today and everyday by:

  • Helping to prevent, detect and treat illness, including COVID-19
  • Conducting wellness screenings
  • Addressing your health concerns
  • Determining if you need specialized care
  • Offering telehealth/virtual visits 
We have 20+ primary care providers in multiple locations, including Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Southington and Wolcott.

We are Prioritizing Your Safety

During this time of crisis, Bristol Health continues to provide the highest quality, safest care to our patients. We have implemented a wide range of measures to ensure you are safe in our facilities and feel comfortable getting the care you need, from recommended screenings and care for chronic conditions, to surgical care and emergency treatment.

Learn All the Ways We're Ensuring Your Safety

See Your Doctor Through Telehealth


Your next doctor visit can now be done from the comfort of your home. Telehealth visits are easy to set up. All you need is a computer or mobile phone.

Telehealth visit directions:

  1. Call 1.833.4BHDOCS to schedule your appointment.
  2. Select your device: mobile phone or computer
  3. Log into the patient portal 10 minutes prior to your visit using the Chrome or Firefox browser.
  4. Answer some basic questions regarding your health. 

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COVID-19

We are doing everything we can to protect our patients, visitors, providers and staff from the coronavirus, including:
  • Offering telehealth/virtual visits. Your provider can now examine you at home, via video. Read below for more information on how to get set-up for a telehealth visit.  
  • Enhanced Visitor Restrictions have been put into effect. If you have an upcoming appointment, please follow these outlined restrictions.
  • Providing testing services and updates. Click on each link to learn more on COVID-19: 

Coronavirus Updates | Frequently Asked Questions | Signs & Symptoms | Specimen Collection Stations

Who Is a Primary Care Provider?

Because primary care is the first line of care and spans your entire life, there are different types of providers who offer primary care, including physicians, nurse practitioners and advanced practice registered nurses.
 
Primary care specialists are typically trained in internal medicine or family medicine and can specialize in treating adults, children or both. Pediatricians are providers who specialize in primary care for children. Since gender, age and health conditions can impact care, some patients consider their obstetricians, cardiologists or geriatric specialists to be their primary care providers.
 

Treating Chronic Conditions

One of the most common things primary care providers do is to help patients manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma or heart disease. Treatment of chronic conditions can be complex and ongoing. Patients may have more than one chronic condition and may be seeing multiple providers, and primary care providers help coordinate the overall approach. .

At Bristol Health, our providers are experts in helping you manage your overall health, including chronic conditions. Bristol Health Medical Group is nationally recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee on Quality Assurance.This model of care emphasizes putting patient needs at the center, collaboration among providers and continuous quality improvement. 

Why Bristol Health for Primary Care?

       At Bristol Health, we offer:

  • A full range of primary care services 
  • A team of providers who work together to keep you healthy 
  • 10+ locations in Bristol and surrounding towns
  • Convenient hours
  • 24/7 access to your health records
  • Online appointment scheduling
  • Access to Bristol Health network of services

Patient Portal

Bristol Health Medical Group provides you 24/7 access to your health records via our patient portal. You can view, download and print your information; see your visit history and scheduled appointments, pay your bill online and more. You can also get mobile access to your records by downloading our Healow app on the Apple iTunes or Google Play Store.

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News, Advice & Stories

May 04, 2020

Coronavirus survivor, 34-weeks pregnant, receives heartfelt goodbye

Nicole Nolan has become Bristol Hospital’s latest coronavirus survivor. Nolan, who is 34 weeks pregnant, was discharged from the hospital Friday.

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Apr 23, 2020

The head of Bristol Healthcare Kurt Barwis contracted COVID-19 and is discussing his experience.

Bristol Health President & CEO Kurt A. Barwis talks to WFSB about his experience with COVID-19 and his recovery.

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Apr 20, 2020

At Bristol Hospital, the top executive came down with COVID-19. He’s the face of recovery

As president of Bristol Hospital, Kurt Barwis spent March 27 reviewing preparations for the coronavirus wave, double-checking that his 1,700 employees were doing everything possible to keep themselves healthy.

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Apr 15, 2020

Bristol Hospital Workers Gather Daily to Pray for Patients, Community, & Colleagues

Hospital workers urging all of us to stay home as they find the strength to enter the hospital doors every day.

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Apr 15, 2020

Lisa Coates Featured on "Face of Connecticut"

Lisa Coates, LCSW, operations manager of the Bristol Health Counseling Center, was the featured guest on this Sunday's WTIC Face Connecticut public affairs program. Listen to her interview here.

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Apr 10, 2020

Bristol Hospital president and CEO returns to work after recovering from coronavirus, plans to donate plasma

Bristol Health President and CEO Kurt Barwis returned to the hospital Thursday after working from home since March 31, when he tested positive for coronavirus, and plans on donating plasma to help someone else with the virus.

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Apr 03, 2020

New relationship allows Bristol Hospital to get COVID-19 test results quicker

Bristol Hospital is now able to turn around COVID-19 test results in one to two days for inpatients and its healthcare workers.

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Mar 30, 2020

Bristol Health launches telemedicine program to limit in-person contact and help flatten the curve

Bristol Health Medical Group doctors have begun seeing many patients using a telemedicine video service that helps limit person-to-person contact and cut down on possible exposures to the coronavirus.

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Mar 24, 2020

Bristol Hospital asking for donations of personal protective equipment, other supplies

Bristol Hospital is continuing to prepare for a possible surge of coronavirus patients and is asking for donations of personal protective equipment and other supplies.

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Mar 21, 2020

Coronavirus testing continues at Bristol Health following first positive result

Local hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are continuing their work combating the spread of the virus.

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