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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.
General

Make a Healthy Plan for Success in 2021

Don’t just wish for better health in 2021 - plan for it! We’ve put together this Healthy Plan Checklist to help you get focused on how you will achieve your health goals this year. Print this page to make your plan for better health in 2021.

My 2021 Healthy Plan Checklist

 

Make your annual wellness visit  
Check your BMI  
Book your physical  
Set your exercise goals  

 

My Exercise Goals

Check out the CDC's webpage on "Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity" to help you make your goals. If you would like recommendations on creating an exercise plan, please speak with your provider. If you have been diagnosed with a serious health condition, please speak with your provider before beginning any exercise activity.

  • Example – I will walk for 30 minutes at least 5 times a week or I will do 30 minutes of strength training at least two times a week.
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My Healthy Eating Goals

Check out the CDC's webpage on "Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity" to help you make your goals.

  • Example – I will drink 8 glasses of water a day or I will have a snack of fruits and/or vegetables once a day. 
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My Overall Health Goals

Set specific goals and when you hope to achieve them.

For example, “I will document what I eat and drink to share with my provider for recommendations” or “I will maintain my weight by the end of February and will try to have lost weight by the end of April.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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  • Wednesday, Thursday: 9am-8pm
  • Saturday: 11am-3pm
130 Division St.
Derby, CT 06418-1326

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