Effective Monday, Sept. 20, visiting hours for hospital inpatient units F, G and the ICU are limited to 12-2pm, seven days a week. There are no other changes to visiting hours in other areas. Click here for our full visitation information.

Coronavirus Information

Questions? Call Our Coronavirus Hotline: 860.261.6855

Bristol Health continues to take all measures to provide safe and effective care for the community during the COVID-19 public health pandemic.

Coronavirus Information & Latest Updates

Bristol Health is administering the COVID-19 vaccine. We are participating in the national effort to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible to help put an end to the pandemic. We will be following all federal and state guidelines in vaccination priorities. 

Watch Bristol Health Director of Emergency Medicine Dr. Andrew Lim provide insight into the vaccine.

Rapid COVID Testing: PCR test results in 24 hours or less!
Whether you're traveling, need clearance for work, or just want peace of mind, Bristol Health's Med-Help Urgent Care offers rapid testing options. You can get an antigen COVID test with results in 20 minutes, or the highly-accurate PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, with results within 24 hours or sooner!  We’re able to offer these exceptionally quick results because our PCR tests are performed by our own, in-house Bristol Hospital lab. Learn more.

For members of the general public seeking a COVID test, they can find additonal testing site by visiting the Connecticut Department of Public Health website or by calling the United Way’s 2-1-1 phone line.

Bristol Health is continuing to protect the health and safety of our community during the pandemic. We are continuing to provide routine and emergency care at all our facilities and have made accommodations to best manage the crisis.

  • If you have a scheduled appointment, please contact your provider before coming to our facilities

  • If you are feeling ill, please contact your primary care provider for possible screening

  • If you need emergency attention, call 9-1-1

Celebrating COVID-19 Victories

Bristol Health celebrated a "CODE ROCKY" on the afternoon of April 21, as staff recognized 81-year-old Rosa Pabey of Bristol, a COVID-19 patient. Pabey left the hospital to the applause of staff and to the Rocky theme song "Gonna Fly Now."

Celebrating a 'CODE ROCKY'

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Latest Updates, Closings, Restrictions & Announcements

Everyone entering Bristol Health facilities will be screened to ensure it is safe and appropriate for them to enter. Please observe social distancing and keep 6ft apart while waiting for screening.

Visitors who arrive to make bill payments or obtain medical records are not allowed to travel to Level E of Bristol Hospital. You can make your payments online by visiting our patient portal section of the web site.
  
Bristol Hospital's Compassionate Visitation policy is in effect.


Keeping Our Community Safe

We are working hard to keep you healthy and safe during this crisis. To that end, we are:

  • Working with local and state Public Health Departments and other key organizations
  • Putting visitor restrictions into effect
  • Canceling or postponing large events
  • Monitoring our supplies
  • ​Providing education regarding COVID-19 to the community



Help Our Heroes, Help Our Hospital

Our frontline nurses, physicians and other clinicians are true heroes. In providing the best possible care, they are putting themselves at risk. Help us battle this pandemic by supporting us with your donation.

Latest Bristol Health News Pertaining to COVID-19

Jul 08, 2021

Gov. Lamont, Commissioner Gifford Visit Bristol Health to Provide Update on COVID Vaccines

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and state Department of Public Health Acting Commissioner Deidre Gifford, MD, joined Bristol Health President & CEO Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE, on Thursday, July 8 at Bristol Hospital to continue to urge Connecticut residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Jun 08, 2021

Help for long-term covid-19 effects is here

Recovering from Covid-19 has been an uphill battle for many individuals, with an increasing number becoming “Covid longhaulers.” The good news is there’s a new program at Bristol Health that has proven to significantly help get these individuals back to living a healthier life.

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Apr 22, 2021

Former NFL quarterback receives vaccine at ESPN clinic, hopes to inspire youths

Former UConn and NFL quarterback Daniel Orlovsky received his first dose of the covid-19 vaccine in Bristol on Thursday -- something local officials are using to target a younger demographic who may be hesitant to get their shot.

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Apr 16, 2021

Bristol Health offering program for those suffering long-term effects of covid-19

A program designed for Bristol Health employees suffering from long-term effects of covid-19, aimed at getting them back to work and again able to perform daily life tasks, is now available to the community.

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Sep 16, 2020

Experts Say Routine Medical Care Is Important Amid Pandemic

Andrew Lim, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Bristol Health, discusses on NBC Connecticut how COVID-19 affected hospital emergency departments across the state and why continuing to receive your routine care is important during the pandemic.

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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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