Melissa Dest, MS, NP-C, APRN

Department of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Primary Specialty: Occupational Medicine
  • Accepting New Patients
Melissa Dest, MS, NP-C, APRN

About Me

Specialties/Areas of Care

Occupational Medicine

Languages Spoken



Melissa Dest, MS, NP-C, APRN is a nurse practitioner at Middlesex Health Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

Melissa is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She completed her residency at the Connecticut VA Health Care System's Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Connecticut and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University. Melissa also holds bachelor's degrees in Biology and French Language & Literature from Villanova University.

In her practice at Middlesex, Melissa cares for patients who have experienced an occupational injury or exposure, as well as those who require pre-employment evaluations for high risk jobs. Melissa also performs DOT physical exams. She has previous experience as an inpatient nurse in a wide range of hospital settings.

Education & Training

Graduate University of Connecticut Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerentological Nurse Practitioner
Undergraduate Thomas Jefferson University Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Board Certification

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners - Adult-Gerentological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Additional Certification

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (FMCSA)

Locations & Appointments

2 Office Locations

1Middlesex Health Occupational Medicine - Middletown

534 Saybrook Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Middlesex Health Occupational Medicine - Middletown

2Middlesex Health Occupational Medicine - Essex

252 Westbrook Road (Route 153)
Essex, CT 06426
Middlesex Health Occupational Medicine - Essex

Insurance Accepted

Middlesex Health treats patients in their emergency departments regardless of their ability to pay.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • Champus/Tricare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna (including Starbridge and Great West)
  • ConnectiCare
  • Connecticut State Medicaid (Husky) A, B, C, D, Charter Oak
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Healthcare Value Management
  • HMC
  • Medicare
  • MHN (Behavioral Health services only)
  • Multiplan
  • Northeast Health Direct
  • Oxford Healthplans
  • Private Health Systems (PHCS)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare (including Golden Rule, UMR, United Behavioral Health, United Integrated Resources)
  • Value Options (Behavioral Health services only)

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