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Information about the Coronavirus

Griffin Health is committed to the care and safety of our patients. Please call your doctor or provider before your visit. General COVID-19 information is available here. Questions about vaccination, testing, and assistance with VAMS call 203-204-1053. If you are currently eligible for a vaccination (CT State eligibility info) and have not already made an appointment, please call 203-433-3394 to speak to an appointment scheduling specialist.

Health Resource Center tour

Welcome to Griffin Hospital's Community Health Resource Center

The Community Health Resource Center (HRC) at Griffin Hospital is a traditional free lending library that provides an array of medical and health information. The HRC contains a collection of easy-to-read health and lifestyle related materials for patients and their families to become better informed and make more educated decisions about the various treatment options available to them.

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Resource Center is temporarily closed to visitors.

We apologize for any inconvenience - we will update our hours when precaution policies have changed.

Online Resource Searches

Search the Library Catalog from Your Computer

Our online catalog is the modern day version of the "card catalog" and is a quick and easy way to search our online resource database to see what books, journals and magazines are available at the HRC. Books may be borrowed for 4 weeks; journals and magazines must be viewed on site. Click the button to search the online catalog.


Search Our Online Health Library

We have a resource here for you to answer almost all of your questions - whether you're wondering about a disease, a treatment, a subject, and more. DISCLAIMER: This Health Library is for educational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the services provided by this practice/facility. Click the button to start searching. You can also click here to view the Polish database.


Ask a Consumer Health Librarian

Conditions & Treatments Digest
Health information for patients and consumers - covering different conditions, treatments, and specialties.
Pelvic

Take Control of Urinary Incontinence with Bulkamid

Griffin Faculty Physicians Urology has added a new, minimally-invasive treatment option for individuals diagnosed with stress urinary incontinence.

Bulkamid is a safe and effective method to treat muscle weakness that causes urinary incontinence. Stress incontinence is common in women and can increase with age. Additional factors include childbirth, obesity or pelvic floor disorder.

Stress urinary incontinence is caused by dysfunction in the group of muscles at the bottom of the pelvis, also known as the pelvic floor. This weakness prevents the urethra from fully closing when sudden pressure is put on the bladder, allowing urine to leak out when a person coughs, laughs, walks or exercises.

Bulkamid is a soft hydrogel that is injected into 3 or 4 locations in the urethral wall through a minimally-invasive procedure called urethral bulking. Introducing just a small amount of Bulkamid (about the size of a pea) to these areas can restore the natural closing pressure of the urethra, preventing urine from leaking out during normal daily activities.

For more information, contact Griffin Faculty Physicians Urologists at (203) 732-2651

If you're providing care for a loved one, we've put together a set of videos that can help you understand everything involved.
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(203) 732-7399
  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday, Thursday: 9am-8pm
  • Saturday: 11am-3pm
130 Division St.
Derby, CT 06418-1326

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