Welcome to wellness. Welcome to health, vitality, and a way of living life to its fullest.
Griffin Hospital is changing the face of healthcare. Our focus is not only to get you well, we want to keep you healthy. Griffin Hospital is your partner in wellness – offering education, guidance and assistance in preventing and managing chronic disease.
Hello! I’m Dr. Victoria Costales.
I’m the Director of the Center for Prevention and Lifestyle Management.
Interested in making positive lifestyle changes? We can help!
Your Wellness Path
Ignite your health journey with these simple steps.
- Join a wellness program
- Get support from the community
- Learn how to manage your health
Call The Center for Health Living at Griffin Hospital at (203) 735-7421.
Patient Care Navigation
Even with the most caring and attentive doctors and staff, cancer care can often be overwhelming. It’s not easy to manage everything that’s going on, but having someone on your side, helping you navigate the course of your care and treatment, can make things a little easier.
Our Patient Care Navigator is an experienced nurse who knows all about cancer care and does everything possible to make your diagnosis and treatment understandable and less stressful. She is committed to helping you navigate all aspects of your care.
Manage your health
Wellness Programs and classes
Griffin Hospital and Griffin Health Services offer a variety of wellness programs and classes to you and your family.
Support Groups and Programs
Griffin Hospital promotes caring connections between patients and their support systems by hosting free support groups and programs to strengthen physical, emotional and spiritual healing and growth.
- Bariatric Exercise Program
- Bariatric Surgery Support Group
- Bereavement Support Groups
- Cancer Support Groups
- Diabetes Education & Support Group
- Heart Disease Support Group
- HUGS (Help Unlimited Griffin Support)
- Breastfeeding Support Group
- Sleep Apnea Support Group
- Community Support Groups & Programs
- Bariatric Surgery Post-Op Support Group
- Prostate Cancer Support Group
- Caregivers Support Group
Community Outreach Programs
As a Planetree, patient-centered hospital, Griffin Hospital works to expand the boundaries of health care by offering health education programs, services, and initiatives to support wellness in its community.
- Charger Health Center at Ansonia High School
- Griffin-Sponsored Events
- Health Initiative for Men (HiM)
- Healthy U Educational Series
- Mobile Health Resource Center
- Personal Emergency Preparedness
- Planetree Wellness Education Series
- Valley Parish Nurse Program
- Valley Women’s Health Initiative
- Women’s Heart Wellness Committee
- Mini Med School
- Safe Kids
Get Rewarded for Choosing High-Quality Care
Connecticut State Employees and State Health Plan members can now earn a cash reward for choosing this high-quality service for their healthcare needs through the State of Connecticut Network of Distinction program. To get started book an appointment through your State Health Navigator at (866) 611-8005 or at carecompass.ct.gov/nod.
Dietary & Nutrition Services
Griffin Hospital’s Registered Dietitians provide one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions for a variety of medical conditions, including but not limited to: Diabetes; heart disease; celiac disease; food allergies; and pre-and post-bariatric surgery or individuals just simply looking to improve their health and eat better. The initial appointment is an hour session and follow-ups are a half hour. During the appointment, the. Find out more here.
Weight Loss & Management
Manage Your Weight with Help from Griffin Hospital Being overweight can be a debilitating chronic condition if it’s not managed correctly or consistently. Griffin Hospital offers several programs aimed at helping those with weight issues and several more focused on prevention and wellness. From a few extra pounds to obesity, extra weight is a cause of concern. Obesity Prevention &. Find out more here.