Behavioral Health

When you or a loved one needs help, don’t wait to reach out. Professional help can be life-changing and lifesaving — and the sooner you get it, the sooner you’ll feel like yourself again.

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The Bristol Health Counseling Center will now be open from 8 am - 5 pm, starting Wednesday, March 18.


Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services

Bristol Health’s behavioral health services are among the most comprehensive in Connecticut. Our experienced specialists — psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, nurses and others — have committed their professional lives to helping those with mental health illnesses and issues. We respect your heart, mind and voice at all times, and will tailor an individual care plan based on your specific needs.

Respect & Compassion for All

From young families in crisis to older adults facing new life challenges, everyone needing behavioral health services deserves to be treated with dignity and compassion. Our team treats you as we’d want our own loved one to be treated and ensures that you get the personalized care and support you need.
 

Experience Counts

Behavioral health care has changed dramatically through the years and can now help people who may have had low quality of life and even been institutionalized in the past. Our multispecialty behavioral health team is intensively trained and extensively experienced in the latest proven tools and techniques. We’re committed to continuous improvement.

News, Advice & Stories

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Jun 19, 2020

Bristol Health Changing The Focus Of Its COVID-19 Specimen Collection

Effective Saturday, June 20, Bristol Health will be converting its COVID-19 specimen collection to a model that concentrates on Bristol Health patients.

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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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