Changes to Hours & Programs

The changes listed below include updated hours, closures, canceled programs and restrictions.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we work to keep our patients, staff and community as safe as possible!

Changes to Hours & Services

Please click on any department below for details about changes to hours, services, and types of visits available.

At this time, the Cancer Center is continuing to provide scheduled medical care. We have made some adjustments to our supportive care programs:

  • Virtual Support Group for Cancer Patients
    If you are going through cancer treatment during this difficult time, we invite you to participate in virtual support groups facilitated by our oncology social workers. // Learn More & Register
  • Integrative Medicine
    We are reopening the Integrative Medicine program in a limited capacity. Patients can now schedule appointments for acupuncture. Hypnotherapy, massage, reflexology and Reiki are not available at this time.
  • Fitness Classes
    All Cancer Center fitness and wellness classes are canceled until further notice.

We understand how important Integrative Medicine and classes are for wellness and know that it is difficult to miss appointments/sessions. We appreciate your understanding, as this decision has been made in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Cancer Center at 860-358-2000.

At this time, Middlesex Health is able to safely offer cancer screenings.

If you are due or overdue for breast, lung or colorectal cancer screening, we encourage you to contact us today. 

You can also learn more about the ways we're going above and beyond to protect patients when they come to any Middlesex Health location. // SEE HOW WE'RE KEEPING YOU SAFE

We're bringing our weight loss program to you.

As we work together to navigate the COVID-19 emergency, the Center for Medical & Surgical Weight Loss is offering a number of services and programs online, so that you can get the information and support you need from the comfort and safety of home.

No matter where you are with your weight loss goals, we look forward to partnering with you!

Learn More & Get Online Resources

We are now performing screening mammograms and low-dose CT scans for lung cancer screening. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 860-358-2600.

All diagnostic imaging (radiology) services at the Middlesex Health Outpatient Center on Saybrook Road in Middletown currently close at 6 p.m.

Services include:

  • CT Scan
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • PET Scan
  • Ultrasound
  • Other diagnostic tests

All other Middlesex Health Diagnostic Imaging locations remain open with regular hours. If you have questions, please call 860-358-2600

Middlesex Health is now performing elective outpatient surgeries. The decision to resume these procedures was made because we believe it is safe to do so, and we have implemented safety procedures that go above and beyond even our everyday commitment to safety and cleanliness.

Every step we take as we resume elective surgery is in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Pre-Procedure COVID-19 Testing
All patients who are scheduled for a procedure at Middlesex Health will be tested for COVID-19 three to four days before surgery. One of our navigators will contact you to schedule this test.

After your test, you will be asked to self-quarantine until your surgery.

What if my pre-procedure test shows I have COVID-19?
If you test positive for COVID-19 and your surgery is purely elective, your health care provider will contact you directly. We will postpone your procedure for two weeks or until your surgeon believes it is safe for you to have surgery.

If your surgery is urgent or an emergency, it can still take place and our staff will take extra precautions to protect you, our other patients and our providers. 

At this time, all Middlesex Health Laboratory locations have resumed normal hours. This includes the outpatient lab on the first floor of Middlesex Hospital.

Please note that we are still not offering outpatient/walk-in EKGs at Middlesex Hospital. However, this test can be performed at the Outpatient Center on Saybrook Road in Middletown, the Shoreline Medical Center in Westbrook and the Marlborough Medical Center.

See All Lab Information

Middlesex Health Urgent Care - Madison has reopened!

All three of Middlesex Health's urgent care sites are now open with regular hours.

See All Urgent Care Locations & Hours

In order to keep families, staff and the community as safe as possible, Middlesex Health WIC is reducing the number of visits held in our office. On a temporary basis, your appointment can be completed by phone.

If you have a scheduled appointment, WIC staff will contact you with details before your appointment time and the expiration date of your benefits. If you need to schedule an appointment or are interested in applying for the program, please call us at 860-358-4070 or email WIC@midhosp.org, and we will be happy to assist you. 

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time!

Changes to Classes, Events & Policies

Please click on any department below for details about their current policies and restrictions.

Family Advocacy Program

  • Circle of Security: A new 8-week session of Circle of Security will be offered online starting in late April. For more information and to register, click here.

Wellbeing Series

  • The Wellbeing Series has been canceled for the months of March and April.

Other Events

  • The Bingo Event will not take place as planned on Wednesday, April 29.

We appreciate your understanding as we do everything possible to keep our patients, staff and community safe. We look forward to seeing you at future events.

 

Middlesex Health is taking extra steps to protect residents at its assisted living community, One MacDonough Place, in Middletown. One MacDonough Place is closed to all visitors, unless a visit is medically necessary.

As a precaution, the Middlesex Health Pregnancy & Birth Center has made changes to upcoming classes and events, as well as visitation policies. All of these changes are intended to help keep our new moms, babies, and their families as safe as possible.

  • Visitor Policy
    • Click here for a complete list of support person, Doula, and visitor guidelines.
  • Educational Classes
    • All in-person classes are canceled until further notice. However, we are working to make some classes available virtually. Please check back often for updates or contact us at 860-358-6320 and ask for the Nurse Navigator if you have questions. Classes that may be available virtually include:
  • Support Groups/Postpartum Classes: All support groups and postpartum educational classes are canceled until further notice.
    • The Breastfeeding Support Group is suspended until further notice.
    • We are offering a new session of Circle of Security online. For more information or to register, please contact Brittney West at 860-358-4825.
  • Fitness Classes
    • All in-person fitness classes have been canceled until further notice.
    • However, we are offering a videoconferencing option for these classes! If you are interested in participating virtually, please contact Rikki Alrutz at 513-461-1881 for more information.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Pregnancy & Birth Center at 860-358-6320 or visit our website.

As always, our priority is keeping our patients, staff and community as safe as possible. Click on the links below for our updated policies on the number and types of visitors currently allowed at Middlesex Health locations. 

The Women's Wellness Fund event that was scheduled for Thursday, March 26 has been postponed. We look forward to rescheduling this event.

For more information, click here.

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