If you are 65-plus, you are eligible to register to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to learn more.

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.

Bristol Health’s Specimen Collection Station is no longer operating.

For members of the general public seeking a COVID test, they can find a 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.

Barwis on Bristol

Read the latest from Bristol Health President & CEO Kurt A. Barwis and gain insight, news and information - including updates on the coronavirus - on Bristol Health and the greater Bristol community.

Click here to read more.

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

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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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 31, 2020

HEALTHY LIVING: Make emotional health a priority during these trying times

During times of increased stress, we have to consider our emotional immune system. Our emotions play a significant role in how our body responds to stressful situations. To care for our family members and all those in our lives, we have to take care of ourselves as well.

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