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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.

 Primary Care: Your Road to Good Health

The best way to stay healthy is to get routine screenings and recommended tests, eat healthy foods and stay active and to treat illness before it develops into something more complex. Your partner in this journey is your primary care provider, who can help you manage your health by:
  • Helping to prevent, detect and treat illness
  • Conducting wellness screenings
  • Addressing your health concerns
  • Determining if you need specialized care
At Bristol Health, our primary care providers collaborate with you, with each other, and with our entire staff to ensure you live your healthiest life.

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

Nov 09, 2019

New York-based developer to buy 2 downtown buildings from Bristol Hospital, provide housing, job placement services for veterans

Bristol Hospital has agreed to sell two downtown buildings to a New York-based development company that will provide temporary housing and job placement services to veterans.

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Nov 08, 2019

Newest medical director at Bristol Hospital brings experience, veteran savvy

Bristol Hospital’s newest medical director brings with him over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and 11 years in the Army Special Forces.

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Nov 07, 2019

Bristol Hospital Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety For The Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Bristol Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Bristol Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

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Oct 15, 2019

Bristol Hospital will now work to make sure people addicted to opioids get both immediate treatment and support for long-term recovery

Looking to improve chances for survival for people addicted to opioids, Bristol Hospital has begun immediately starting them on Suboxone treatment and connecting them with recovery coaches and counselors.

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Oct 09, 2019

Bristol Hospital moves ahead with $15M emergency-room overhaul

Bristol Hospital is preparing to embark on the next phase of a $15-million expansion and renovation that will roughly double the size of its emergency department.

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Sep 17, 2019

Bristol Health Spine Surgeon Performs First Radiofrequency Ablation

Bristol Health's Dr. Upadhyay is pleased to inform you that Bristol Health performed it first Radiofrequency Ablation of the metastatic spine tumor using a minimally invasive technique in September, 2019

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Aug 14, 2019

Bristol Hospital Behavioral Unit | Bristol Health News

Bristol Health recently opened a new $1.2M behavioral unit for patients who arrive at the Emergency Center for mental and substance abuse treatment.

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Aug 14, 2019

Bristol's Fresh Start For Factory | Bristol Health CT News

The J.H. Sessions & Sons building located in Bristol is getting a fresh start from the city as they try to rebuild the old factory into a new facility.

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Aug 09, 2019

Mental Health Treatment Safe Space | Bristol Health News

New makeover will include new 10-bed section with impact-resistant windows, locked doors and weighed down chairs. This design is to help mental health patients.

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Aug 09, 2019

Bristol Hospital's New Behavioral Unit | Bristol Health News

Bristol Health reveals its new 10-bed Emergency Center Behavioral Health Unit and celebrates the completion of one of the three phases of the project.

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