Information about the Coronavirus

Griffin Health is committed to your care and safety. Please call your doctor or provider before your visit. General COVID-19 information is available here. Vaccination information is available here.

Schedule your COVID-19 test at 203-437-6815.

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.

Five Reasons You Should See Your Doctor Every Year

As your partners in health, Griffin Health believes a yearly visit to your doctor is critical to maintaining and managing your health for the longterm.

Our focus on wellness exams at Griffin Faculty Physicians is on the prevention of serious diseases, so you stay healthy, avoid or delay the onset of diseases, and take control of your health. Here are the top five reasons why you should see your doctor each year:

Establishing baselines - Getting a routine physical will help establish a baseline that will aid you and your doctor in making future healthcare decisions. Further, having regular checkups can uncover changes in your health over time.

Strengthen the relationship between you and your doctor - People who get along with their doctors are more likely to go see them, be honest with them and listen to their advice. To get the most out of your annual exam, it’s important to talk openly with your doctor so that he or she can personalize your care.

Set your health goals and work with your doctor to achieve them - As your personal care partner, your doctor will play an important role in helping you set and achieve your health goals for the near and short term. Similar to financial planning, setting personal health goals is an important part of planning for your future.

Educate yourself - Use the annual exam to ask questions about your health, and learn more about your body and what you should be aware of. The more you know, the better you’ll be able to identify any possible warning signs in the future.

Discuss screenings - When it comes to your body, what you don’t know could in fact hurt you. The annual wellness exam is a good time to talk about what screenings might be right for you, including those that may not be top of mind, such as a colonoscopy or osteoporosis screening.

Note: If you are a Medicare recipient, you are entitled to an annual wellness exam at no cost. If you have commercial insurance, you are entitled to an annual exam every year or every other year, generally at no cost to you. Please call your insurance company to clarify any questions about your coverage.

Griffin Faculty Physicians, a subsidiary of Griffin Hospital, is a multi-specialty physician group providing patient-centered, personalized care at locations throughout the area. Specialties include primary care, cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, general and breast surgery, card-thoracic surgery, urology and obstetrics & gynecology. For more information, visit griffinfacultyphysicians.org.

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